Posted by: aediculaantinoi | April 9, 2014

Megalensia 2014, Part Six

Give alms to this one, the whirling begging priest
At the service owed by them and the Archigallus
Love poured in blood by the sodality of the Galli,
Love for the Great Mother Goddess and her slain God
Until your pockets are empty because of your giving:
Such does not begin to equal their debt, not one iota.

*****

Ave Mater Magna! Ave Cybele! Ave Attis!


Responses

  1. Very clever, the first letters of each line spelling out the name of the honoree. Somebody’s noticing.

    • And, when they’re all done tomorrow, the last letters of each line spell out the names of the honorees in reverse! I’ll do a post that has all of them together so that the full effect can be observed tomorrow after the last one is done.

      The difficulty of doing an acrostic hymn like this with a double acrostic is that it then makes it pretty much impossible to do any rhymes…which makes it harder, strangely enough, but having to do something where one must choose between limited options for words is always the challenge of the poet, and requires making virtues of necessity. ;)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 298 other followers