Poem: Athena Born, Cast with Adorned Armor Full
Updated: Oct 17, 2021
Formidable and incomparable warrior, Athena
Nascent may be
As before, unborn, as my affection for you -
Definitive whole, yet not realized.
And, unrealized makes her not any less so
To the contrary
Undeniable in power, inducing even Zeus' pain...
For he knew, as did Hephaestus,
As do I.
In heart's bosom rooted firm
a warrior's strength
untempered, palpable, a promise
Though sight unseen
To anyone but the father-mother
united in prescience pain.
Lovingly trace each formidable
muscle and sinew
Ready to strike the heart
of gods, mountains and monsters -
It frightened me
growing steadily strong
Ever ready and ever made
Well borne and acknowledged hale
A tempest's power in her breast
Zeus' head is struck
Fulfilled and whole,
she stands bold and rooted firm
As so my love for you.
- October 14th, 2021