Athene, a Supplication
O Muse and Mentor gray-eyed Athene, rest close, aid me
Spin words, weave poesy, clothe naked pages Lithe Spirit.
Wise Counsel mark the course, guide my soul;
Passion and reason singing meter and rhyme,
Bless, give ear to my request a homely verse
Draped in clever wit, even a humble poem writ.
O, men may praise, all deduce and guess
The hand of favored Zeus cum Advisor lent
Grace and power to this poor mortal’s graffiti.
Aeolian wind descant over-scored pilgrim’s chant
As on sacred path one trods heart enlightened;
Suffrage even words these be brevity’s intent.
Fill devoted breviary hymns sole claimant Yours
Faithful my lais adore and at your feet fair Wisdom
Wreaths, olive garlands lay, cunning circlet shaped.
Verily, give ear to this base entreaty mine
Merrily, lend such gentle scent, your grace divine.
05 May 2018