“Penelope Waiting” by Sassan Tabatabai

Penelope, 1980 | oil on canvas, 40 x 48 in. David Legare

Core Professor Tabatabai, in his poem Penelope Waiting, writes:

They say: ‘After twenty years,
why does she still wait
for him? He must have
succumbed to Poseidon’s wrath.
his bleached bones,
on an unknown beach,
have become the pelican’s fare.’

To read this poem in its entirety, please visit the Core Office in search of the Spring 2007 issue of the Core Journal.

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