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Hymn XV: To Antinous Apollon, Liberator

Brightest of gods and fairest, purest of gods
and noblest, Antinous Apollon, far-shooter,
lyre-player, Muse-leader, health-giver,
you are the liberator because you are
the purifier, your rays shining through us
like lasers, searching and burning out
ill health, impurity, falsehood–temper
your light with warmth, your power with
compassion, python-killer, sybil-speaker,
lest you wound those who worship you
lest the cure exceed the disease.

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4 thoughts on “Hymn XV: To Antinous Apollon, Liberator

  1. There is often so much in your final lines…that takes talent, kiddo! 😉

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  2. As a Bawlmer girl, everyone is either “hon” or “dude” for me. Actual kids get “kiddo”, since there’s no polite way to address a child who isn’t your own. I am probably the only person who wishes we could still call children “Miss Lily” and “Master David”, although those titles would sound *really* odd with some of the names at the school where I’ve been working.

    And thank you. I am just gonna go ahead and attribute 90% of these hymns to direct divine inspiration. Because I don’t know where it’s all coming from, otherwise.

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