Wednesday, October 10, 2018
“Reclaiming the Sphinx”
by Toni Truesdale
Through the shadow of changing perspectives,
The Sphinx makes her reappearance.
Across centuries, from the ancient mideast,
Transforming mythology back into
Her original identity.
Guardian of the Great Tree of Life
Female, kind, wise, protective, regal...
The sphinx has lived quietly in our genetic memory.
The demon monster that
Haunts the Oedipus of Sophocles,
Was just a mirror of
His own fear, fate and lustful destiny,
That set him on his careless path,
And left a legacy of misogyny;
Freud tried to explain the complexity
Of the male transferring blame
Instead of accepting responsibility.
Copyright 1988 T. Truesdale