INKTOBER 2019: Day 14. Overgrown

Look! I bought markers!

The Satyr

I tell you the truth, this is no lie
about how it was the satyr died:
He lived in a grove of shady oaks
with other lusty satyr blokes.
He chased the nymphs as he was taught,
but there was one nymph who would not be caught.
He followed her into the forest deep
where strange blue flowers lulled him to sleep.
When he awoke his hands were tied
by quickly growing, constricting vines.
He looked for the nymph, but she did not wait.
She left him there to meet his fate.
The satyr slowly began to realize
that soon would be the hour of his demise.
Yet despite the danger, the satyr found--
that he enjoyed the feeling of being bound.
So as the vines around him grew and grew--
the satyr felt that he did too!
And he died a little death there, my friend,
but at least he came to a happy end!

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11 thoughts on “INKTOBER 2019: Day 14. Overgrown

    1. Satyrs are kind of like fauns. The picture is really of a faun. Fauns are goat-men from Roman mythology. When they conquered the Greeks they blended them with the Greek Satyr which is what we end up with in English literature, where the two are essentially synonymous.

      Satyrs were originally characters in so-called “Satyr plays” which were usually parodies of dramas performed by said “satyrs” who were typically actors costumed in horse or other animal tails as well as comically large dildos, because the ancient Greeks really loved dick jokes. Incidentally, these plays are also the origin of the English word “satire”.

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      1. OHHHHHH!! I was wondering if it was from the Greek Mythology but had NO idea thy were named after the Satire plays! 🤣🤣 Thats…uhh…convenient! 🤣🤣❤️

        I am definitely going to search more about them now, hahahha 🤣🤣❤️❤️

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    1. I have two sets, one is a box of about 20 Shuttle Art dual tip markers.

      The other one is something I bought at the craft store, that came in a very old-lady style floral tube, about 60 dual-tips. I think they’re intended for scrap-booking. That’s all I know.

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  1. Awesome!!
    We all want to “die a little death” (le petit mort), or at least have someone (outside ourselves) help us get “there”. 😁

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