O Athens!

Amanda Aremisia Forrester

O Athens, sacred city of my Goddess

The gray-eyed daughter of Zeus

Wreathed in olive leaves

Your glory shines across the world to this day!

 

O Athens, whose fertile lands

Gave birth to great minds

Men like Perikles, like Sokrates, like Plato

Your knowledge shines across the world to this day!

 

O Athens, whose temples are the most beautiful

In the world, for you hold at your center

The Parthenon which houses the ivory image of Athena Owl-eyed

Your beauty shines across the world to this day!

 

O Athens, birthplace of democracy

The first city ruled By The People

You are the mother of Law and Justice

Your freedom shines across the world to this day!

 

O Athens, sacred city of my Goddess

I pray one day to meet you in person –

To walk on thy sacred soil

To sit among your fallen columns

The glorious birthplace of my Gods!

 

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