Ode to a Grecian Urn

Just another piece of Grecian pottery.

Just another piece of Grecian pottery.

It seems like ages ago, but when Erika and I were in Athens touring a small museum near the acropolis, we were looking at case after case of amazing pottery that had been excavated over the centuries.

There was so much and it was all so beautiful, my eyes began to glaze over. One can only look at relics for so long before one’s appreciation begins to blur.

Now, what do we have here?

Now, what do we have here?

When suddenly….I did a double-take (insert Scooby-Doo sound here)!

I was left to wonder if that was what John Keats might have been referring to in his poem, “Ode to a Grecian Urn.”

To quote George Takai, “Oh, myyy.”


  5 comments for “Ode to a Grecian Urn

  1. Chava Monastersky
    October 14, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    We call it pornography—there it’s tea time. In many ancient lands, images of sexuality are portrayed.
    Enjoy tea time.

    • October 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

      Right? Sexuality was celebrated for millenia and then we lost our way somewhere. I have my suspicions, but let’s not point fingers ;-)

  2. October 24, 2014 at 7:29 am

    Christianity I presume…

  3. Brad Jacobs
    December 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Well, as I was perusing the rather large collection of this style of pottery from 450-490 BCE in a somewhat hidden room behind and above the Lykos temple exhibit in the British Museum, looking for the urn to which Keats was so drawn, one piece caught my eye: (can’t seem to upload the photo of a plate) a woman just starting to ride a guy ‘reverse cowgirl’, 95% of the guy’s erection visible.

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