You look like a lady….

Adonis and Phoenix, 2006, Ruadhán J McElroy

Adonis and Phoenix, 2006, Ruadhán J McElroy

Ptolemy Hephaestion, New History Book 5 (summary from Photius, Myriobiblon 190) :
“Adonis, having become androgynous, behaved as a man for Aphrodite and as a woman for Apollon.”

My head is bad(?) my mind’s all through
Ain’t been so stoned since i was new
The streets are cold the people are too
Ah but you look like a lady, let me sing my songs to you

can’t find a place to lay me down
can’t find a face without a frown
can’t find a hand i can hold to
ah but you look like a lady, let me sing my songs to you

there is no love that i can find
there are no friends to share my wine
tomorrow’s dead and yesterday too
but you look like a lady let me sing my songs to you

if i could live my life again
a yellow bird i would have been
flying high and flying true
ah but you look like a lady let me sing my songs to you

About Ruadhán McElroy

Ruadhán has been a traditional Hellenic polytheist for about a decade, and has also maintained devotions to Eros and Apollon most of that time; his status as a devotee of Nyx is more recent. He also paints, makes music, makes jewellery, and writes novels set in the Mod Revival (UK) and Swampie (Oz) subcultures of the 1980s. He also gets a lot of odd little experiences that he jokes will forever render him an insufferable Goth.

The beautious Adonis is dead…

About Ruadhán McElroy

Ruadhán has been a traditional Hellenic polytheist for about a decade, and has also maintained devotions to Eros and Apollon most of that time; his status as a devotee of Nyx is more recent. He also paints, makes music, makes jewellery, and writes novels set in the Mod Revival (UK) and Swampie (Oz) subcultures of the 1980s. He also gets a lot of odd little experiences that he jokes will forever render him an insufferable Goth.