Achilles has inspired poetry more than once. My go-to collaborator John Bloomberg-Rissman and I created one for Locofo Chaps entitled COMPREHENDING MORTALITY. As John says, "I'm glad there is something out in the world for Achilles now. Perhaps in another few thousand years people will read the Iliad and think that the mighty warrior who killed Hektor was a dog." Thanks as ever to Bill Allegrezza for a brilliant idea of a protest series. Hope you check it out at http://www.moriapoetry.com/locofo.html (a free .pdf read is available).
That cover image of the Owl tinkering with the Frog reminds me of my cats using their sharp claws to just, you know, tinker with the insects unfortunate enough to slip into the house ... Mortality indeed.