This is a dramatic way to write a poem - its last words name the villainess. Queen Hecuba, wife of King Priam of Troy during the Trojan War, birthed 19 children, two of whom, Hector and Troilus, were rumored to be the result of her relationship with Apollo. She is bald … no longer beautiful for what she has done.
For as long as my parents lived, Hecuba was powerless.
Artwork titled Fallen Angel III by melanneart,
2nd place winner in
The-Imaginarium's Two Themes Contest
Altan and I used this video to study the roots of English words and thereby increase his vocabulary. Right away he spotted axe, axis, a line, such as the x axis and y axis in Geometry. The scholarly interpretation is that Hecuba was thrown under the wheel (axle) of fortune, but I imagine that the line is for her signature.
Altan said the artwork is pretty scary. True!