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.]

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