Short poems, prayers for Hermes

by Rebecca Buchanan

Haiku for Hermes
he is the four-faced
watcher in
the night, silver-eyed

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Hymn to Hermes VI

he is honey-tongued
eloquence, charm
incarnate,
clever,
sly

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Prefatory to a Prayer to Hermes

hermes:
sharp-eared god
of desperate prayers:
hear my plea: _____

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Hymn to Hermes VII
mirthful god: will you
be laughing
when you come for me?

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