Invocation to the Muse

January 3, 2013

O DIVINE POESY

GODDESS-DAUGHTER OF ZEUS

SUSTAIN FOR ME

THIS SONG OF THE VARIOUS-MINDED MAN

WHO AFTER HE HAD PLUNDERED

THE INNERMOST CITADEL OF HALLOWED TROY

WAS MADE TO STRAY GRIEVOUSLY

ABOUT THE COASTS OF MEN

THE SPORT OF THEIR CUSTOMS GOOD OR BAD

WHILE HIS HEART

THROUGH ALL THE SEA-FARING

ACHED IN AGONY TO REDEEM HIMSELF

AND BRING HIS COMPANY SAFE HOME

VAIN HOPE—FOR THEM

FOR HIS FELLOWS HE STROVE IN VAIN

THEIR OWN WITLESSNESS CAST THEM AWAY

THE FOOLS

TO DESTROY FOR MEAT

THE OXEN OF THE MOST EXALTED SUN

WHEREFORE THE SUN-GOD BLOTTED OUT

THE DAY OF THEIR RETURN

MAKE THE TALE LIVE FOR US

IN ALL ITS MANY BEARINGS

O MUSE

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