Sunday, March 24, 2013

Anticipating Easter

    I learned that whoever would root out
    Hate must celebrate the brave.

            I can swear by gods that the Dawn,
            On stallions stamping into the sun,
            Never looked down on a man
            Who shed such blazing light on men ..

Complete Poems
  Encomium for Hiero of Syracuse
5th Century BC
Robert Fagles, translation
Yale University Press, 1961©

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