One of my favorite movies when I was a kid was the original Clash of the Titans with Harry Hamlin. Sure, I know the special effects are a little cheesy now, and the acting is not Oscar-caliber. However, it had togas, naked women, and Medusa. A teenage boy's Citizen Kane.
Saint Marty is feeling nostalgic this cold, April night.
by: Robert Hayden
Her sleeping head with its great gelid mass
of serpents torpidly astir
burned into the mirroring shield--
a scathing image dire
as hated truth the mind accepts at last
and festers on.
I struck. The shield flashed bare.
Yet even as I lifted up the head
and started from that place
of gazing silences and terrored stone,
I thirsted to destroy.
None could have passed me then--
no garland-bearing girl, no priest
or staring boy--and lived.