I bow before the greatest ones,
Not Homer but his only sons,
Iliad and Odyssey, Homer wrote,
Words from the heart, his sons did quote.
Homer spoke of how Odysseus fled,
And Penelope weaved to never wed,
But Homer’s sons told women to bore,
The pain when men left and shut the door.
Trojan wars made Andromache a widow,
The fall of Troy made Achilles a hero,
But Homer’s sons gave men the key,
To open our minds for them to see.
If Herodotus read this poem he’d spill,
“My dear Hans, I know of Homer and not his fils,
Why if Homer’s sons did the things you say?!?!
To the world their works I’d readily convey.”
Now you think this poem’s of no use,
Homer had no sons and the poet’s screw is loose,
But I’ll stand my ground and respond to the hue,
Frost, Donne and Wilde are just a few.
By Hans Albert Lewis
Homer is regarded as the great epic poet at the dawn of civilisation in Europe around 850 BC Greece. Though there are speculations made whether he really existed or if there were not one but many people who wrote under the name Homer.
Speculations aside, Iliad and Odyssey were two of this Homer’s greatest works
Odysseus was the protagonist of ‘Odyssey’, who wandered for 10 years while returning from Troy. During that time, Penelope (his wife) weaved on a tapestry so she could keep suitors at bay.
In Iliad, Andromache is the widow of Hector,chief defender of Troy who was killed in the Trojan wars between Troys and the Greeks. Achilles led the Greek army and won against the Troys
Herodotus was a Greek Historian 400 years later.