Friday, 11 January 2008

Anakreontics Cicada Poem My Versh

In the course writing something the other day I wanted to quote a poem that was formerly
attributed to Anakreon, but which is actually of unknown authorship. I decided to do my own rhyming version.

Cicada, royally blest you are
Perched in yonder tree
You sip some dew and know you own
Everything you see
Harmless to the farmer's fields
Summer's prophetic voice
Beloved insect of mankind
The Muses' bard of choice
Apollo also holds you dear
Your clear song came from him
Wise un-aging Earth-born child
Play on, your divine din.

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