Lunch Break


Oedipus Song

Oedipus: The cresting road to Thebes I strode.
Two wounded feet my primal load.
My true father’s touch — a goad
This shepherd boy repulsed, there know’d.

Chorus of Angels: Unbound!

Oed.: The Sphinx’s tale once by me shorn,
The state ingratiated. My horn
The matrilineal sheath suborned.
Three future eclipsed stars were born.

Chor.: Unchecked!

Oed.: [...]

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HARADHEERE, Somalia — In Somalia’s main pirate lair of Haradheere, the sea gangs have set up a cooperative to fund their hijackings offshore, a sort of stock exchange meets criminal syndicate. Heavily armed pirates from the lawless Horn of Africa nation have terrorized shipping lanes in the Indian Ocean and strategic Gulf of Aden, which […]