Delphic Kansas

Kate Stephens
1853-1938

Socrates' Prayer
 
at the end of Plato's Phaedrus
(worded in English)
 
O Pan beloved, and other gods
Who now may be near me,
Grant that within - in inner life -
I beautiful may be;
Let outward things - whate'er I have -
My inner life set free.
 
The wise alone may I deem rich;
And grant, O Pan, to me,
No more of gold than a moderate man
May use most easily.

Delphic Kansas
Kate Stephens
(Woodstock, N.Y.: The Maverick Press. 1911)
 
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