2017 02 05
I hear great roar of voices from the stadium
where ten thousand people wave arms and cheer
while watching two teams of swift men compete
in sports game for possession of a ball,
like hunters from two nearby villages
who chase each other through the fertile woods
divided by the sunlight-flashing stream,
snatching plump animals and bags of herbs,
then racing each other through groves of trees
swift toward the guarded gates of paradise
where women and children wait by hearthstones
hungry and eager to feast on their winnings.
Goddess of Stars dances on pyramid stage,
singing hymns while they feast and drink sweet wine.