common

 

by common insight

spoken and heard

 

they can only take strength

in the common of all

 

as a city is strong

by its law

 

but

with greater strength

by far

 

all human laws grow

from one

divine

 

ruling all

it aims to rule

 

enough for all

and more remains

 

 

 

 

people

 

necessary that

the people

fight

 

for law

 

as for their city wall

 

 

 

 

one

 

law too

is heeding counsel of

 

one

 

 

 

 

city

 

the Ephesians had better

hang themselves

 

all

from youth up

 

the polis

left to beardless boys

 

they banished Hermodorus

who served them best

 

saying

 

let none

be greatest

among us

 

let him be great

elsewhere

with others

 

 

 

 

worth

 

what

is their knowledge?

their insight?

 

heeding

enchanters

of the many

 

consulting

a crowd

as teacher

 

not realizing

 

the many are worthless

few have worth

 

 

 

 

unrecognized

 

dogs too

bark

 

at one

unrecognized

 

 

 

 

gold

 

asses

want garbage

 

not gold