Friday, April 08, 2022
The Harsh Storm-Cloud of War
We were overwhelmed beneath a glen of Mount Dirphys, and a grave-mound has been heaped over us near the Euripus by our community; quite rightly, for we lost our lovely youth in abiding the harsh storm-cloud of war.
Δίρφυος ἐδμήθημεν ὑπὸ πτυχί, σῆμα δ᾽ ἐφ᾽ ἡμῖν
ἐγγύθεν Εὐρίπου δημοσίᾳ κέχυται—
οὐκ ἀδίκως· ἐρατὴν γὰρ ἀπωλέσαμεν νεότητα,
τρηχεῖαν πολέμου δεξάμενοι νεφέλην.