Prayer to Apollo

Daphne, sacred plant of Apollo’s prophetic gift,
whose leaves he tasted once and revealed songs-sceptre-holding King, leios,
famous Paean, who lives in Kolophon, listen in person to my sacred song.
Come quickly o earth from panies’ theaven and associate with me;
stand by me and breathe into me songs from your immortal mouth.
Come in at Temperson King of song, famous Lord of song!
Hear me, blessed god of heavy wrath and mighty spirit, hear me, Titan!
Do not ignore my voice now, immortal one!
Stand by me and utter prophecy from your immortal mouth to your supplicant,
quickly, most pure Apollo!