eclipse of the sun

Nothing will surprise me any more,
nor be too wonderful for belief,
now that the lord upon Olympus, father Zeus,
dimmed the daylight and made darkness
come upon us in the noon and the sunshine.
So limp terror has descended on mankind.
After this, men can believe in anything.
They can expect anything.
Be not astonished any more,
although you see beasts of the dry land
exchange with dolphins,
and assume their place in the watery pastures of the sea,
and beasts who loved the hills find the ocean’s crashing waters
sweeter than the bulk of land.

Archilochus

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