Delos: The Soft Power of Poetry
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Stirred by the fame of the place, I hastened to see Delos and the ship seemed listless to make the journey.
How often did I make complaints to the slow oars and have complained that scanty canvas was given to the wind!
And just now I passed Myconos, now Tenos and Andros, and Delos was dazzling to my eyes,
which when I saw it distant, I said “why do you flee from me, island?”
KeywordsPalm Tree Soft Power Sacred Space Greek Island Archaic Period
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