Orphic Hymn to Poseidon

Orphic Hymn to Poseidon (#17)

“Hearken, dark-maned Poseidon, holder of the earth, equestrian; carved in bronze is the trident in your hand, and you dwell in the foundations of the full-bosomed sea. Deep-roaring ruler of the sea and shaker of the earth, your blossoms are waves, O gracious one, as you urge horses and chariots on, rushing on the sea and splashing through the rippling brine. To your lot fell the third portion, the unfathomable sea, and you delight in waves and in their wild dwellers, O spirit of the deep. Save the foundations of the earth and ships moving at full tilt, and bring peace, health, and blameless prosperity.”