2016-03-02 13.42.31

Because we broke their idols

because we chased them from their temples

the gods despite this did not die at all

O land of Ionia, they love you still

in their hearts remember you still

as an August morning lightens over you

an energy from their lives pass into your air

and sometimes a young and ethereal form

quick-paced, indistinct, passes over your hills.