The Fates: Why Boast?
Why boast? Young Clotho
spins life’s slender thread.
Mature Lachesis measures it,
and with abhorrent shears,
grim Atropos – gaunt, sunken-faced –
then snips it, and we’re dead.
Terry L Norton
Terry L. Norton is a retired professor of literacy education from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he taught courses in literature for children and young adults to teachers and librarians. Along with articles on multicultural educations, he is the author or co-author of three books: Cooking with Mother Goose, 50 Literacy Strategies for Beginning Teachers K-8, and Cherokee Myths and Legends: Thirty Tales Retold.
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