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Sons and Sybils

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Sons and Sybils

In ancient Delphi when the world was new 
and Apollo’s sun filled the morning air
soul wisdom was sought from a sybil’s pew 

in the tomb, the cave, the dead python’s lair.
Fair maids became the oracles and stayed  
decades of service they sacrificed  there.

Upon an altar of mystery laid
vestal virgins possessed, all fallen brides
oh, breath deep fair maidens, give us your aid.

From deep within, without sin or pride                  
the gift of knowledge without thought of gain
as you commune let loose the sacred tide

'til the ends of time protect this domain
for the son, our God, will be renamed.

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  1. Date: 7/14/2011 5:57:00 AM
    Congratulations for your win Debbie in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 2:03:00 PM
    Many congrats on all your recent wins, Debs : )

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 12:17:00 PM
    My congratulations on the this win in the contest , Debbie

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 11:59:00 AM only you could do...extra-ordinary, with passion and knowledge behind the words! Congrats to a most gifted one!!

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 11:55:00 AM
    Congrats Debbie on a super spectacular win in the Oracle contest ..with this extremely interesting write luv...

  1. Date: 6/30/2011 10:20:00 PM
    Hey you did Delphi, too. But I like better the form you chose for yours! terza rima works so well for this.

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 7:58:00 AM
    tinges of mystic feel here, debs... love the goosebumps i'm feeling with this myth-like write; so very you! winning wishes if for a contest! ;) huggs.. soup mail!

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 6:51:00 AM
    Powerful write, Debs. Loved it : )

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 5:32:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading the words that flowed from your pen today Debbie. It is a pleasure to see and read your poetry. Hoping you have a wonderful day full of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 6:59:00 PM
    Very good poem on the theme of Oracle.Enjoyed.Best wishes.

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 4:26:00 PM
    Interesting one..If for the oracle contest, good luck..Reads like winning material...Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting...Sara