Pallas Athene Column

Muses' Song II

Chant
For Athena

Proud,
Wise,
Pallas Athene
Grey-Eyed-Maiden,
Warrior-Queen,
armor-clad and battle-bred,
sprang full-grown from Zeus' head
as suddenly as a thought.
She is
the bold idea
brought
to life,
the goal achieved,
divinely crafted
and conceived.
Sharp her spear;
the aim precise,
arcing over paradise
far and high,
alone,
unseen,
Proud,
Wise
Pallas Athene.

Pallas Athene Statue

From ANCIENT VOICES by Kate Hovey, copyright 2002.
Margaret K.McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster.

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