Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, INVOCATION, by RHYS CARPENTER



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First Line: Men of old, men of old
Last Line: Heart of iron, lips of gold.
Subject(s): History; Singing & Singers; Historians; Songs


MEN of old, men of old,
Hearts of iron, lips of gold,
Spirits of intensest fire,
Lovers of the sword and lyre,
Conquerors in ancient lands,
Journeyers on unknown strands,
Voyagers upon the seas
From misty Pontus in the East
To thunderous gates of Heracles;
Glad and wise amid the feast,
Singers of the songs of gold,
Fearless, faithful, strong and bold,
Join me to your shadow-throng,
Teach me ritual of song,
Give me, as ye had of old,
Heart of iron, lips of gold.





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