naxos

Naxos

Dale Favier created this poetry postcard with a scanned drawing (ball-point pen on diner napkin). He adds this background:

Theseus was of course rescued from the labyrinth by Ariadne, whom he then deserted on the isle of Naxos. There are multiple stories about why: I follow Chaucer, who followed Ovid, who thought he just got tired of her. (I belong to the “Theseus was a jerk” school.) But according to some stories he couldn’t help it, was driven off by storms, came back to find her dead, and set up a temple to her. “And that’s true too.”

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