Speak, Memory –
Of the cunning hero
The wanderer, blown off course time and again
After he plundered Troy’s sacred heights.
Of all the cities he saw, the minds he grasped,
The suffering deep in his heart at sea
As he struggled to survive and bring his men home
But could not save them, hard as he tried –
The fools – destroyed by their own recklessness
When they ate the oxen of Hyperion the Sun,
And that god snuffed out their day of return
Of these things,
Speak, Immortal One,
And tell the tale once more in our time.
Homer’s Invocation of the Muse Translation by Stanley Lombardo
Robert Huttinger is a journalist, screenwriter, director, illustrator, photographer, film and multimedia producer, with over 20 years of professional experience. He divides his time between Vienna, Cologne, Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Rome.
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