Poems about hymns


№ 1147090

The Homeric Hymns: 18- To Hermes

XVIII. TO HERMES (12 lines)

(ll. 1-9) I sing of Cyllenian Hermes, the Slayer of Argus, lord
Of Cyllene and Arcadia rich in flocks, luck-bringing messenger of
The deathless gods. He was born of Maia, the daughter of Atlas,
When she had made with Zeus, -- a shy goddess she. Ever she
Avoided the throng of the blessed gods and lived in a shadowy
Cave, and there the Son of Cronos used to lie with the rich-
Tressed nymph at dead of night, while white-armed Hera lay bound
In sweet sleep: and neither deathless god nor mortal man knew it.

(ll. 10-11) And so hail to you, Son of Zeus and Maia; with you I
Have begun: now I will turn to another song!

(l. 12) Hail, Hermes, giver of grace, guide, and giver of good
Things! (31)

hermes,  hymns.

Author: Homer
Date: 10/02/2020

№ 1131568


Your pages
Brown and leather bound
As aged voice
Mute leaves and salty tongue
Protean by twenty chords -
Wasteland winds fronting the sun
Carrying the most worn
Of voices;
Sandy words chewed to
Shattering teeth
The promise of tomorrow;
As only children sing.


Author: Laniatus
Date: 26/01/2020

№ 1099038

Train Rides & Gospel Hymns

When you sleep in the house of God you devote your life to molding yourself each and every morning to his liking. You read the script to the best of your ability knowing that the more you drink, the more the words will pile up next to the bottle. But you don't care, you get on your knees, and you pray, and you ask him if being homo is wrong, why did I fuck one of your daughters and all she could say was your name? You see, they believe in you just like I believe in music and they trust you just like I trust that she will stay, so why is it so hard to compile all those facts and leave me the fuck alone. Happiness and religion are not synonyms. I don't need the world to be against me to lean on him. The entire Milky Way can be falling on my back and I'll still find the strength to carry her also just to give her a glimpse at the stars.

amp,  gospel,  hymns,  rides,  train.

Author: Sally
Date: 28/12/2019

№ 1072019

The Homeric Hymns: 10- To Aphrodite

X. TO APHRODITE (6 lines)

(ll. 1-3) Of Cytherea, born in Cyprus, I will sing. She gives
Kindly gifts to men: smiles are ever on her lovely face, and
Lovely is the brightness that plays over it.

(ll. 4-6) Hail, goddess, queen of well-built Salamis and sea-girt
Cyprus; grant me a cheerful song. And now I will remember you
And another song also.

aphrodite,  hymns.

Author: Homer
Date: 04/12/2019

№ 1068164

The Homeric Hymns: 28- To Athena

XXVIII. TO ATHENA (18 lines)

(ll. 1-16) I begin to sing of Pallas Athene, the glorious
Goddess, bright-eyed, inventive, unbending of heart, pure virgin,
Saviour of cities, courageous, Tritogeneia. From his awful head
Wise Zeus himself bare her arrayed in warlike arms of flashing
Gold, and awe seized all the gods as they gazed. But Athena
Sprang quickly from the immortal head and stood before Zeus who
Holds the aegis, shaking a sharp spear: great Olympus began to
Reel horribly at the might of the bright-eyed goddess, and earth
Round about cried fearfully, and the sea was moved and tossed
With dark waves, while foam burst forth suddenly: the bright Son
Of Hyperion stopped his swift-footed horses a long while, until
The maiden Pallas Athene had stripped the heavenly armour from
Her immortal shoulders. And wise Zeus was glad.

(ll. 17-18) And so hail to you, daughter of Zeus who holds the
Aegis! Now I will remember you and another song as well.

athena,  hymns.

Author: Homer
Date: 30/11/2019

№ 1058687

The Homeric Hymns: 22- To Poseidon


(ll. 1-5) I begin to sing about Poseidon, the great god, mover of
The earth and fruitless sea, god of the deep who is also lord of
Helicon and wide Aegae. A two-fold office the gods allotted you,
O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of

(ll. 6-7) Hail, Poseidon, Holder of the Earth, dark-haired lord!
O blessed one, be kindly in heart and help those who voyage in

hymns,  poseidon.

Author: Homer
Date: 21/11/2019

№ 1021544

The Homeric Hymns: 6- To Aphrodite

VI. TO APHRODITE (21 lines)

(ll. 1-18) I will sing of stately Aphrodite, gold-crowned and
Beautiful, whose dominion is the walled cities of all sea-set
Cyprus. There the moist breath of the western wind wafted her
Over the waves of the loud-moaning sea in soft foam, and there
The gold-filleted Hours welcomed her joyously. They clothed her
With heavenly garments: on her head they put a fine, well-wrought
Crown of gold, and in her pierced ears they hung ornaments of
Orichalc and precious gold, and adorned her with golden necklaces
Over her soft neck and snow-white breasts, jewels which the gold-
Filleted Hours wear themselves whenever they go to their father's
House to join the lovely dances of the gods. And when they had
Fully decked her, they brought her to the gods, who welcomed her
When they saw her, giving her their hands. Each one of them
Prayed that he might lead her home to be his wedded wife, so
Greatly were they amazed at the beauty of violet-crowned

(ll. 19-21) Hail, sweetly-winning, coy-eyed goddess! Grant that
I may gain the victory in this contest, and order you my song.
And now I will remember you and another song also.

aphrodite,  hymns.

Author: Homer
Date: 19/10/2019

№ 1013348

The Homeric Hymns: 11- To Athena

XI. TO ATHENA (5 lines)

(ll. 1-4) Of Pallas Athene, guardian of the city, I begin to
Sing. Dread is she, and with Ares she loves deeds of war, the
Sack of cities and the shouting and the battle. It is she who
Saves the people as they go out to war and come back.

(l. 5) Hail, goddess, and give us good fortune with happiness!

athena,  hymns.

Author: Homer
Date: 11/10/2019