Embalmed in echoing songs

Wreathed in myrtle, my sword I'll conceal
Like those champions devoted and brave,
When they plunged in the tyrant their steel,
And to Athens deliverance gave.

Beloved heroes! Your deathless souls roam
In the joy breathing isles of the blest ;
Where the mighty of old have their home–
Where Achilles and Diomed rest.

In fresh myrtle my blade I'll entwine,
Like Harmodius, the gallant and good,
When he made at the tutelar shrine
A liberation of Tyranny's blood.

Ye deliverers of Athens from shame!
Ye avengers of Liberty's wrongs!
Endless ages shall cherish your fame,
Embalmed in their ecoing songs!


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    General CommentThis is the ancient Greek Hymn to Aristogeiton and Harmodius, translated by Edgar Allen Poe.
    azkmon November 15, 2010   Link

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