As I explained in my last entry, this one is likewise going to be a communal hymn, but instead of being highly metered, tightly rhymed, and heavily structured, this one is going to be more free-form, and specifically free-verse.
[That having been said, “free-verse” doesn’t mean “free-for-all,” necessarily!]
The rules here are that you must write at least two lines, but you should write no more than eight before giving someone else a chance.
And, as inspiration here, let’s use this image of Antinous, which we haven’t seen for a while:
As with the last one, I’ll get this one started…and, we’ll also give it a title later on, once we find out what it’s about.
Dancing bands of worshippers gather,
surrounding the tables well laid with foods
pleasing to the gods and to the senses of mortals,
for what the god has poured out for them exceeds
what they give him here, though joyously given,
and more than enough to show their thanks
to Antinous, the lovely god, beloved
of so many gods and heroes, divinities and rulers