davidbrucehaiku: LAOCOÖN AND HIS SONS






Gods hate Troy, send snakes

A dad tries to save his sons

Fails miserably


serpentine sculpture

legs twist, torso twists, head twists

pain, yet great beauty


NOTE: Image from page 9 of The Marble Faun; or, The Romance of Monte Beni (1889). Laocoön has four syllables.

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