They vie for attention with wild asphodels
with their tall flowers stems stretching skywards.
, the flowers of Hades and the dead, rise above the earth in search of air, her words want to transcend the immediate reality, which is mostly disheartening, in order to be 'open to the light' (115).
he] knew nothing more shaming and tedious in the literature of [his] contemporaries and near-contemporaries than the maudlin neo-Hellenist cult of the ephebe, with middle-aged men like Wilde and Gide tastefully salivating over sleeping youths and making mawkish comparisons with asphodels
and eglantines (Adair, 43).
One last glance at Argos deep in shadow and pines southward on distant blue Taygetos until Pindar followed Hermes' dancing foot in his soul's own slow cadenza, his outward eye closing but his inward eye awakening to asphodels
blooming bright at the gate of Elysium.
The title is followed by a quotation from the Greek poet George Seferis: 'Let them not forget us, the weak souls among the asphodels