When he sailed into the harbor
his ship became a snorting horse.
Hermes ravished the white city
while the wind like a nightingale
sang with his whirling battle axe…



Walls and the City

Not homes with beautiful roofs,
nor walls  of permanent stone,
nor canals and piers for ships

make the city – but men of strength.

Not stone and timber, nor skill
of carpenter – but men brave
who will handle sword and spear.

With these you have city and walls.