Helike Atlantean #Haibun #Poetry

A haibun written by Lee Sonogan

Helike - Wikipedia

The story of the destruction of Atlantis is one of the most famous stories from ancient Greece. Yet, there is a similar story of destruction told about the city of Helike – ancient-origins.net

This time it was not the wrath and thunder of Poisediun. There is a connection with Arthur Curry although only goes so far. Great civilizations of the past overlooked lost in various canonical with a tale. From battles with great naval power, located islands shaped like a series of circles are archelogy there. Yet the one Greece island stands as the main contender that used to be the volcano named after Thera. You can only guess what happened next to such an alleged polis (city/state)

Submerged tsunami,

Biggest eruptions ever?

Just ling tympani.

Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent and, furthermore, the men of Atlantis had subjected the parts of Libya within the columns of Heracles as far as Egypt, and of Europe as far as Tyrrhenia. This vast power, gathered into one, endeavored to subdue at a blow our country and yours and the whole of the region within the straits, and then, Solon, your country shone forth, in the excellence of her virtue and strength, among all mankind. – Plato




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