For Apollo

Hyperborean Apollo,
Traveling by arrow flight
With wolfish grace;
Golden curled keeper of Delphi,
Victor over swollen Python the crusher,
Whispering in the ears of your laurel-chewing sybils;
Stunning and implacable brother of Artemis;
Fleet, lyre-playing lover of Hyacinthus —
O Companion of the Muses, hail!

[Michael Routery is a writer and poet living in Northern California. His work can be found in a wide variety of publications, including Beatitude: 50Datura, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina devotional anthologies, Written In WineBearing TorchesUnbound, and Out of Arcadia.]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s