ONCE lovely Venus to her wayward boy—"Cupid and the Muses" by Florence Earle Coates. Published in The Unconquered Air (1912) and Poems (1916) Volume II.
Her wilful torment and her keen delight—
Spake chidingly:—"Why must you me annoy
With your capricious wiles by day and night?
Perplexing child, display your arts elsewhere:
Turn you to those whom idly now you spare!
Cold in content, and armored in their pride,
Behold the Muses!—let them claim your care!"
To whom the laughing Cupid: "Nay, I've tried
What ways I know, to move those ladies fair;
But, ah, my mother, they're so occupied!"
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
CUPID AND THE MUSES, a poem
"Revetior illas, mater; nam venerandae sunt, et semper quiddam commeditantur..."—Lucian.