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Homeric Hymn Homeric Hymn
by Nikos Laios
2015-04-17 07:02:10
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Homeric Hymn

The
Battle
Rages
On the
Shore.

The
Bronze
Age
Men
On
Prowed
Ships
Soar.

img_1436_400The
Clash
Of
Bronze,
The
Clash
Of
Gold.

The
Crested
Helmets
Were
Foretold.

Atreus'
Sons
On
Foreign
Shores.

The
Red
Wine
Poured
On
Temple
Doors.

Libations
To Apollo's
Song;
And to
The
Shaker
Of the
Sea.

The
Waves
Of
Men
On
Dusty
Soils,
That
Toil
Along
The
Roiling
Sea.

Mighty
Trumpets
Squealed
And
Roared.

The
Foam
Flecked
Sinews
Stretched
And
Taught;
Flaring
Nostrils,
Blood
And
Gore.

The
Tortured
Horses
On the
Plain;
Dashing
Flashing
Filled
With
Pain.

The
Bloody
War,the
Shattered
Brains

Then
The
Final
Bloody
Battle:
And
The
Shaking
Death
Rattle.

Painful
Moans,
And
Crying
Groans.

Priam
Dead;
His
Sons
Undone.

Then
The
Setting
Of the
Sun;
The
Passing
Of the
Golden
Age.

The
Age
Of
Bronze;
The
Age
Of
Men.

The
Story
One
Day
Will
Be
Sung

That
There
Once
Lived
The
Men
Of
Bronze:
Achilles'
Song,
Homeric
Hymn.

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With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios

 


   
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Emanuel Paparella2015-04-17 16:14:42
Ah, the Homeric glories of Hellas. Thanks Nikos for this wonderful poem.


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