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The Merriment of Mount Helicon

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Play the music, sing the song
Hear the laughter, dance to it all,
Listening to the sounds
of infinite beauty.

Speak to Calliope,
She that is beautiful of speech,
Her words will haunt your thoughts
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Converse with Clio,
She that is glorious,
She knows what has happened and what is to come
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Chat with Erato,
She that shares her love,
Many loves can be expressed by music
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Vocalize with Euterpe,
Her voice will make you pleased,
For her sounds are created around the world
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Murmur to Melpomene,
Her voice, so quiet, but beautiful,
The hardships of life are faced day after day
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Address Polyhymnia,
for she is singing her many hymns.
Keep everything sacred to your song
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Remark to Terpsichore
As she dances to the sound of a lyre,
The graceful beauty is passed on forever
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Proclaim to Thalia
Her amusement is like a blooming flower.
Then you hear the sound of laughter
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

Communicate with Urania,
She of celestial wonder,
And you’re pointing out all of the planets
as she joins the merriment of Mount Helicon.

And greet Apollo in his wonder
As soon as you get the chance
For the merriment will never have come
if he did not join in as well.

So play the music, sing the song
Hear the laughter, dance to it all,
Listening to the sounds
of infinite beauty.

Inspired by “The Concert of Apollo and the Muses on Mount Helicon”
-Maerten van Heemskeck





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