Alpha, Beta, Gamma...
Omega is Lovely
~"I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."
Omega! The grand and glorious
End of beginnings and end of ends–
Behold! It stands victorious;
Grinning from Alpha to self, it bends
Little sis Omicron in dashing form
And carries Pi by infinite grace!
Omega whittles Iota to whit
And balances Delta to stunning lukewarm!
The soul of Psi is wholly lit
And buried is Theta, by lethal embrace
Of self (not Omega; Omega is lovely
And endlessly fair), and golden is Phi–
And yet, I should honestly doubt as to whether
Omega is endless or ends altogether.
By Neil Hester
Better brush up on your Greek alphabet, no? Just to point out a few of the harder ones: Omicron means "little O" in contrast to Omega "big O", Theta stood for death in biblical times (with Tau in opposition as a symbol for life), and Phi stands for the golden ratio (i.e. the golden rectangle). A large deal of the sonnet doesn't hold great meaning as single lines, but as a whole paints a general attitude towards Omega. Plus, it's fun. There are a couple possible clichés in the first couple lines, such as "grand and glorious" and "end of ends" (which I would argue is inverted by the subject matter), but I don't think it's that bad (and the rest of the poem is utterly clean).