To Lord Apollo on the day of the Equinox.

XXI. TO APOLLO

[1] Phoebus, of you even the swan sings with clear voice to the beating of his wings, as he alights upon the bank by the eddying river Peneus; and of you the sweet-tongued minstrel, holding his high-pitched lyre, always sings both first and last. And so hail to you, lord! I seek your favour with my song.

This hymn is one that is especially appropriate to the day. In the Northern Hemisphere, the days are getting longer, and this signals the return of Apollo to the thoughts of many. This is one of the things that we need to think about during this time of year……

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