Posted by: John Looker | 24 July, 2022

The Escape to Troy

I’m now halfway through posting ten poems from my book on the theme of the journey, the quest, the odyssey. This week’s is the sixth:

The poem above is taken from Part III: Into that Silent Sea — a meditation on legendary travellers from around the world.

Shimmering Horizons was published in 2022 by Bennison Books and is available through Amazon at minimal price. In Britain it may be borrowed through public libraries from the National Poetry Library.

There are more extracts on a dedicated page of this blog: one poem from each of the seven parts of the book.

Erika Bizzarri responded to this poem by writing her own ‘Helen of the Milk-White Arms’ and posting it here on WordPress at:

Helen of Troy


  1. so grateful that you regularly post your poems for those of us who love you words and images to read them. This one is a gem!

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    • That means a great deal to me Julie. Thank you!


  2. Helen of Troy, there is such an air of mystery and magic when we read about her . Wonder what she was really like. There is even and Asterix and Obelisk about her 🙂 Well written.


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