To Leto

Blessed Leto, bright daughter of Phoebe
and Coeus the wise, beloved of Zeus,
bearer of children mighty and fair,
shining Apollo and bold-hearted Artemis.
O best of mothers, O friend of mothers,
yours was a travail unlike any other,
a journey beset by sorrow and strife
until, at long last, you found shelter
at Delos, that welcoming isle. O Leto,
O mother of gods, O goddess of mothers,
beautiful you are, great-hearted and kind.
I honor you always, O glorious one.

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