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Polyhymnia

written by: Fotoula Reynolds

 

An inspirational goddess
Who did not appear to be modest?
Of Greek mythology
And a muse of sacred poetry
Divine also in her religious hymns
Spoke of dance like wearing wings

Her eloquence was highlighted
Such display was illuminated
Wearing a veil and a tunic
She was a patron of sacred music
Perceived as the serious muse
Her pantomimes would amuse

Contemplating and meditating
Her radiance was fixating
Reflecting deeply and sharing knowledge
Artists gave thanks and paid homage
One of the nine muses
She entertained the Gods of Mount Olympus

Liberal and fine arts were developed
Polyhymnia, shared and embellished
Protector of art and science
A source of inspiration and alliance
Not only a muse of poetry
She was given credit as a muse of geometry

Dramatists and authors
Learned from one of Zeus’s daughters
She of the many hymns
Mount Parnassus, the sacred mountain springs
Named after a main belt asteroid
This, I’m sure she would have enjoyed

Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds

Fotoula Reynolds is an author of poetry. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Australia with her family. Living in the hills lends itself to the topics of nature where she draws inspiration from the surrounding spaces. She began writing poetry in 2016 and has published her first book of poems titled: The sanctuary of my garden (2018). Her work has been published internationally in e-zines/journals/reviews/anthologies.
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