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Polyhymnia

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 a writer of poetry, born in Australia of Greek heritage. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges in Southern Australia and finds inspiration in the nature that surrounds her. She convenes a poetry reading group at the local pub called Poetry in the Hills. In the short time she has lived there she has grown creatively within a very inclusive arts community and has produced three poetry collections including: The Sanctuary of My Garden, Silhouettes and Along the Macadam Road. She is published in four Australian anthologies and is a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee.
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