I found this SONNET written by a Graduate Student archaeologist while she was visiting the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford I think she was supposed to be writing some essays, and included this Sonnet, which I find rather appropriate seeing that I am studying Linear B. Her name is Sarah Hawley. Thank you Sarah !.
The Pylos archives bring me to my knees
The pinnacle of pinacology
I have no life, you say; I don’t agree
I have no friends, but I have Linear B
Oh, Tn 316 can thrill me more:
The human sacrifice; a hasty plea
Your text meant naught, alas Hand 44-
All kingdoms fade to dust eventually
The po-ro-ko-re-te (Vice Governor ) wants fifty sheep-
Such poetry sends joy throughout my soul !
Redistribution haunts me in my sleep-
Obsession, yes, my passion takes its toll
I welcome scorn, for desperate as I seem,
I much prefer my Mycenaean dream.
I wonder what Sarah’s dream was