Monday, January 11, 2016

Dedication to Pan, by Eratosthenes Scholastikos

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his pierced shepherd-pipe,
his hairy mantle, his club,
daphnis the lover of women
now dedicates to his dear Pan

O Pan, receive these gifts of Daphinis;
For like him you love music,
like him you are luckless in love

Yet, when the years roll by decades
his hair grows grey with memory
and daphinis wonders about Pan's foot toes,
and not sure what he needs if he sees her tomorrow.