Poem – David Beach
Laboratory Hill 1 The three young women, two young men – the loveliest the island of Greece could provide – were briefly joined by a sixth, a young woman who managed to burst through the cordon of priests. Then a young man nearly made it through. But order was restored and the five – each with their attendants/guards, high priest, and the whole led by Giorgos, high priest to Zeus – taken the final distance to the crater. Here Giorgos stepped to one side, maintaining precedence by holding aloft his falcon-headed staff, while the youngsters were marched to the tip
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