The Artemisian Legacy

Singularly orphaned
With pictures and memories
Of people rich with tales of the old country
The women who lit candles and named them after the holy saints
Saints named after heroes and heroines
Whose deeds were reflections of an elder mythos
Tales without which the old ones would be forgotten.

Legends of the storm
Were the gifts imparted to the children of the seven seas
Whose heritage still calls us back
With the subtle haunt of the lusty siren song.

Legends of the drummers and dancers
Who can recite the lingua Stella
Of the first people to teach us the stars.


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