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CUPID’S DART, ROSES & MYTHS

Stained Glass Roses by Dennis Lynch
Stained Glass Roses by Dennis Lynch

Roses and Bees….
The sizzling, summer sun bedazzles sapphire days
As nuzzling bees rub ruby lips of roses till they blaze
…”
– by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz

Language Fun:
How many times to you see the letter “z”?

How many times do you see the letter “s”
that sounds like “z”?

How many times do you hear the repeating sound “z”? 
It’s called “alliteration”.


How does the word “buzz” sound like the actual sound that a bee makes?
When a word sounds like its meaning,  It’s called “onomatopoeia”
The word “onomatopoeia” has a Greek origin.
Scroll down to learn more about Greek-Roman Myths and Poetry

Be a Picture-Word Detective
How are the poem- picture-video alike?  How are they different?

Cupid’s Dart is a witty poetic, musical play inspired by classical mythology and nature.

Cast: Solo Show or a 2-4 Person Cast.

You Can Be a Hero
(Theme Song for “Cupid’s Dart and “Myths at Play”)

Welcome to a magic world of myth and fantasy
Let your imagination set your spirit free
Ancient legends that are told anew
Times may change, but feelings still are are true 
You can be a hero if you believe…

Myths at Play by Dr. Sue


Cupid’s Dart is entertaining literate fun!
Witty poetry and lyrics, melodic,
uplifting music, singing, acting
and myth-inspired stories
with a modern twist
create a unique performance experience.

From ancient poetry to modern spacecraft, mythology continues to inspire us!

Metamorphoses, by the Roman poet Ovid, influenced Chaucer, Dante, Shakespeare, Shaw, choreographers, visual artists, and composers.

From the Apollo Theatre to the Apollo Space Program to Superhero comics, classical mythology is still part of our lives. My Fair Lady, One Touch of Venus, and Xanadu are musicals based on classical myths. Beauty and the Beast comes from the myth of Cupid and Psyche.

“Cupid’s Dart” can be expanded to include myths from many cultures and related to literature, nature science, and ecology.

Myths at Play illustrated poems, books, calendars, etc….. Dr. Sue partners with The Outreach for Breast Health Foundation by offering poetry from her Myths at Play series. The Outreach for Breast Health Foundation reduces mortality, suffering, and social costs of Breast Cancer. Services: free mammograms, clinical breast examinations and breast health education to women with little or no insurance coverage.

The Breast Health Foundation published Dr. Sue’s poem: “A Myth for May- The Jewels of Spring” in a sold-out book of poetry & photos. The book helped raise almost $20,000 at Design in Bloom Celebration.

“A Myth for May- The Jewels of Spring” by Susan “Dr. Sue” Horowitz

The sizzling, summer sun bedazzles sapphire days
As nuzzling bees rub ruby lips of roses till they blaze

Sweet Maia and great Ceres bless each blossom, grain, and vine
And spread the fragrant jewels of spring to welcome Proserpine

About the Myth… May is named for the Roman goddess Maia, mother of Mercury, who wears a winged cap and shoes. Pluto, Lord of Underworld and gems, kidnaps Proserpine, who is the daughter of Ceres, goddess of agriculture. Pluto tempts Proserpine with jewel-like seeds. He makes her Queen of the Underworld, but he allows her to return to her mother each spring. The joy of their reunion creates May flowers – the jewels of spring.

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Susan (“Dr. Sue”) Horowitz, Ph.D.

Book: “Queens of Comedy”
(Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and more!)
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Musical: “SssWitch” www.ssswitch.net

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