Summer 1998 • Vol. XX No. 3/4 Poetry |

Three Poems from Antigone: Sons and Fathers

    A translation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy  HAIMON:        You are my father. A son cannot     hate his father. I trust your judgment in     all things, and I would never marry a woman     of whom you did not approve. CREON:                    Good!     That's how a son should feel about his father.     This is what a man hopes for in a son,     a kind of friend and colleague right from the jump,     someone who'll be on his side, see his point     of view. A son who insists on fighting with     his father is nothing but trouble, and trouble everyone     enjoys gossiping about. I'm glad to hear     you haven't lost your head over this girl.     There's nothing worse than life with the wrong woman.     Antigone is cold and vicious—not     much good in bed, I'll bet. Let her marry     among the de

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