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If No One Will Listen

If No One Will Listen

A Poem by Amanda Patschke

Orpheus falls in love with Eurydice, the only one who loves him not only for his joyful music. When she dies from a snake bite right after their wedding he goes to the underworld to bring her back...


On a summer’s day

Music starts to play

From a nice young lad.

It was all he had.


Dancing till the night,

Now in firelight,

Were the others there.

Could they even care?


Then he would see her.

She came to be his only cure.

His music grows,

For now he was sure.


On their wedding day

Music starts to play

From a nice young lad.

She was all he had.


Dancing in the light,

Now in bright sunlight,

Were the lovers there.

Could they really fair?


Death took her away

On that sunny day.


Where there is no day

Music starts to play

From a nice young lad.

It was all he had.


Dancing in the dark

Now inside his heart,

Were the bluest flames.

They caused so much pain.


Then he would see her.

She no longer could be his cure.

His music goes,

For he was not sure.


© 2014 Amanda Patschke

Author's Note

Amanda Patschke
What do the blue flames inside Orpheus's heart symbolize? Do you know why Orpheus failed to bring back Eurydice and how the poem includes that story? How does Orpheus's death not included in the poem reveal how much the dancers in the beginning do not appreciate his true self? What is the meaning of the title?

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If our hero was once who might brave the underworld, and agree to walk with out turning back, would this man be tempted?


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Added on January 1, 2010
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Tags: lyrics, myth, love, romance, poem, tragedy


Amanda Patschke
Amanda Patschke

Pearland, TX

School: Pearland High School '11 San Jacinto South College University of Houston Central Sex: Female Birthday: February 23, 1993 Siblings: one older sister Political Views: Republican Rel.. more..