To welcome Hector to his death God sent a rolling thunderclap across the sky The city and the sea And momentarily— The breezes playing with the sunlit dust— On either slope a silence fell. Think of a raked sky-wide Venetian blind. Add the receding traction of its slats Of its slats of its slats
Christopher Logue was born in Hampshire, England, on November 23, 1926.
He is the author of several collections of poetry, including The Husbands: An Account of Books 3 and 4 of Homer's Iliad (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1995), Kings: An Account of Books 1 and 2 of Homer's Iliad (1991), and War Music (1987).
He is also a playwright and has written screenplays for, as well as acted in, a number of films. Christopher Logue died on December 2, 2011, at the age of 85.