Creon’s judgement

“Up in the rocks, up where nobody goes,

There’s a steep path that leads higher, to a cave.

She’ll be put in there and some food put in with her –

And once she’s in, she can pray to her heart’s content

To her god of death.”

After all her Hades talk,

It’ll be her chance to see if he can save her.

 

The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles’ Antigone.  Seamus Heaney

Enter Creon

Chorus:

“King Creon.  All hail to Creon.

He’s the new king but he’s right

For this city at this moment.”

Creon:

“Gentlemen.  We have entered calmer waters.

Our ship of state was very nearly wrecked

But the gods have kept her safe.”

 

The Burial at Thebes: Sophocles’ Antigone.  Seamus Heaney

The sightless’ guide taken

Sophocles: Oedipus in Colonos

Oedipus: Ho, friends! ye will not surely play me false? Chase this ungodly villain from your land.

Chorus: Hence, stranger, hence avaunt! Thou doest wrong in this, and wrong in all that thou hast done.

Creon to his guards: ‘Tis time by force to carry off the girl, if she refuse of her free will to go.