Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Book 22

Achillles speaking says:
“There is a dead man lying inside my hut,
unmourned, unburied – Patroclus, whom I will never
forget, as long as I breathe and have life in my body.
And even if other forget thier dead when they go down
to Hades, I will hiim there as well.”
(22.376-380)

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