Sophaikules

A haiku for each tragedy by Sophocles:

Philoctetes
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Bitten by a snake.
Odysseus will come here,
Before the winter.

Women of Trachis
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Poor Deianeira:
Heracles is coming home.
It gets hot for him.

Oedipus the King
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Summer plague in Thebes.
Who killed the king, Oedipus?
Your mother will know.

Antigone
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Brothers are buried,
But Creon is furious.
All have to suffer.

Oedipus at Colonus
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Oedipus abroad…
But the whole thing is a mess,
And Oedipus dies.

Ajax
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He’s killed some cattle,
Thinking they are Greek heroes.
Ajax kills himself.

Electra
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She mourns her father…
In Spring, her brother appears.
And they kill them both.

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