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PBP: Xenia

December 27, 2012

Guest-friendship
a hallowed custom
between host and guest
whether strange or known
opportune or not
hospitality is the rule
by Zeus’ command.

Remember the tale of
Baucis and Philemon
for one knows not when
your guest is divine
be generous, be lavish
protect your guests
offer no insult

Be not like Paris
taking the unoffered
for one knows not when
the divine will punish
receive gracefully
offer no insult
do not strain resources

By Zeus’ command
hospitality is the rule
them or their family
voided by neither war or time
between host and guest
a hallowed custom
guest-friendship.

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