Power and beauty and knowledge


Power and beauty and knowledge,
Pan, Aphrodite, or Hermes,
Whom shall we life-loving mortals
  Serve and be happy?

Lo now, your garlanded altars,
Are they not goodly with flowers?
Have ye not honour and pleasure
  In lovely Lesbos?

Will ye not, therefore, a little
Hearten, impel, and inspire
One who adores, with a favour
  Threefold in wonder?