To Apollo

To Apollo
by Hearthstone

I praise you, Apollo, brother of Artemis,
noble son of Leto and thundering Zeus.
Through you have prophecies been made and come to pass;
far-famed were your priestesses at sacred Delphi,
and still you provide seers divine inspiration.
Far-shooter, shining one, sender of plagues you are
and yet great healing as well is in your power.
Youth is ever yours, most excellent Apollo,
you who so loves beauty and logic and learning;
music is dear to you, who plays upon the lyre
with sound so sweet no other’s playing can compare.
O brilliant Apollo, I praise and honor you.

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Apollon Manteia shrine #2. Photo by Suz.