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Danny Fahey
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Writer, poet and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning - Trinity College Pathways School - Trinity College
Writer, poet and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning - Trinity College Pathways School - Trinity College

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The Minotaur dreams:
The Minotaur saw his
many-mirrored reflection in the sweat-beads gathered
on the foreheads of girls who fed him; cried
out to his Father   not knowing if it was to
the King Minos or the god-bull his pleas flew
towards. Each morning the guards
reported to Mi...

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The minotaur dreams in the darkness beneath:
Head cradled between hands as human as his mother’s the minotaur finds sleep, dreams his legs are normal carry him across sunlit fields, flowers, bees and
laughter… as if his birth a dream and the dream real… he has not been imprisoned beneath the earth but...

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Minos laments:
Tapestries, depicting victories,
billow in the Island’s gentle
breeze, the sun above, the blue skies, the
affluence of the crops and seas, testimonies to
legitimacy of The King — alone, Minos stands in the
room above where Asterion roams, his heavy tread be...

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a castle pastoral:
Was it rape — the bull attacked Pasiphae
as she passed? Was it desire — The god present in the
bull’s breath? Minos precipitated the act
— the white bull present in
the bull ring. That morning Pasiphae
walked, orange sunrise a glow at
the world’s edge, the ...

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Mythic evolution
The bull-god lifted his head, parted lips and bellowed; immortality discarded for a moment of release. Pasiphae felt the tenacity when god and goddess met; the womb a cave capturing the earth. Minos watched from afar; no mortal can argue when the god takes ...
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