The wind is in the olive trees
and Zeus knows his kind
and beauty by the number three
from the Olympus climb and find
a mortal, dumb and blind.
His mouth can speak, his eyes can see
but he is just a man
they let him choose between the three
but like all mortals he can't see
through Aphrodite's ban.
What he found lovely was beyond
the dictate of the Gods
it was dictated by a source
far greater than a godly force,
King Fashion set the laws.
So are we all ruled by this king,
there's no reality.
And like a filter is this thing,
changing perception's reasoning,
we judge but do not see.
One hundred years ago we found
that women just looked hale
when pressed and in a corset bound,
and to avoid them getting round
young girls were tied in whale.
In China not so long ago,
a baby's little feet
into a cripple shape were rolled -
it broke the bones but they were told
their duty to look so sweet.
So what is beauty if we change
the concept round and round
from the sublime to the absurd
achieved only by pain and hurt,
is there no common ground?
Today we strap into machines
and slave and starve and toil
to fit our ass into our jeans,
enlarge our tits for magazines,
for suntan fry and boil.
Wind still is in the olive trees
and Zeus hides his grin
we are no Gods and cannot see
unfiltered true reality
and so get taken in.
Our eyes can see, our mouths can speak,
still we are dumb and blind
our dull perception makes us weak
and common, not a bit unique
is what we seek and find.
Ju Honisch & Katy Droege-MacdonaldFrankfurt Am Main, Germany
Ju & Katy have been partners in musical crime ever since 1991 when they met at a German Star Trek convention at the late
night filk circle.
When not filking, Ju writes fantasy novels. More about her writing can be found at www.juhonisch.de
If Katy is not travelling or trying to learn a new instrument, she also sings the filkish version of barbershop with the German filk quartet "Barbership"....more