Traveling Companion

“It was here,” she told me on the slopes of Mt Elikon,
That the Muses found Hesiod the goatherd and took his flock away

She laughs: “They told him he had to become a poet!”

Then turns away, hiding the smile that lets me know
She was in on the prank

(On meeting Calliope [posing as an NYU student of antiquities] on the bus to Delphi)

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