Monday, July 21, 2014

Blank Verses for the: Sibyl of Cumae

Blank Verses for the:
Sibyl of Cumae

Be aware of what you ask for, for the Sibyl
Of Cumae, asked Apollo (Ancient Greek god
Of prophecy), in the year 740 B.C., 
For as many years of life in a heap
Of sand, in return for her pleasurable
Favors. And was granted her request:
But had forgotten to ask for youth as well;  
Subsequently, after one-thousand years, plus!
She succumbed to withering away to dust,
And a resonating voice, that echoed
Throughout her subterranean chamber.

No: 4479 (7-19 thru 20, 2014

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