Thursday, March 26, 2009

Medusa - The Devil's Crown

The Devil’s Crown

Rant and rage and angry frown
‘Tis the work of the devil’s crown
Placed upon your spirit well
It casts a deep dark ominous spell
Its gems faceted with delusion and despair
Sparkle with malevolent and deceptive care
The devil’s crown a foreboded reign
Its power dispelled in calling God’s name.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

In Greek mythology, Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα (Médousa), "guardian, protectress"[1]) was a gorgon, a chthonic female monster; gazing upon her would turn onlookers to stone.

Medusa, Marble, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1598-1680, c. 1650, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome


  1. Brilliant verses! Forunately for me, my ego is not big enough to sport such a heavy crown. Heh.

  2. Your "confessions" thus far imply a more temperate tone - not quite the intensity of Medusa...

    I so appreciate your following... thanks much...