Herodotus

You say you heard a cocaphony in your travels through the wilds of Thrace
You thought it might be a melody of your own ancient race
It sounded like two cats wailin’ in the throws of primitive lust
And the dancer’s arms were flailing as they trampled in the dust
Did it sound like this, Herodotus?

The drumming sounded like thunder as you stood there in a trance
You mused to yourself in wonder, ‘this is no courtly dance’
They did not dance in couples and their hair was wild and long
And their naked dance was supple and as wild as their song
Did it sound like this, Herodotus?

Their drumming was inspired by sacred logs that were hollow
And the strumming of their lyres a gift from their fair god Apollo
As described by ancient Homer The Blind in the Illiad and the Odyssey
Now witnessed by yourself in kind in your travels for your History
Did it sound like this, Herodotus?
It sounds like rock and roll to me.

Bob Huck, 1989

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2 Responses to “Herodotus”

  1. leta sellers Says:

    …and people will say, “I lived in the time of Bob Huck”…

  2. hucktunes Says:

    Oh Leta, you got me laughing! Thank you my dear.

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