Athene, a Supplication


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.


© Lemuel

05 May 2018

Daily Prompt


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