to earths remotest

limit we come

to scythian land

untrodden solitude and

now hephaestus yours

is charge to

observe mandates laid

upon you by

zeus to clamp

this miscreant upon

high craggy rocks

in shackles of

binding adamant that

cannot be broken

for your own

flower flashing fire

source of all

arts he has

purloined and bestowed

upon mortal creatures

such is his

offence he is

bound to make

requital to gods

so that he

may learn to

bear with sovereignty

of zeus and

cease his man

loving ways power

and force for

you indeed behest 

of zeus is

now fulfilled and

nothing remains to

stop you but

me i do

not have nerve

myself to bind

with force kindred

god upon this

rocky cleft assailed

by cruel winter

yet come what

may iAM constrained

to summon courage

to this deed

for it is

perilous to disregard

commandments of father

lofty minded son

of themis who

counsels straight against

my will no

less than yours

i must rivet

you with brazen

bonds no hand

can loose to

this desolate crag

where neither voice

nor form of

mortal man shall

you perceive but

scorched by suns

bright beams you

shall loose fair

bloom of your

beauty and glad

you shall be

when spangled robed

night shall veil

his brightness and

when sun shall

scatter again frost

of morning evermore

burden of your

present ill shall

wear you out

your deliverer is not

yet born such

is prize you

have gained for

your championship of

man god though

you are you

did not fear

wrath of gods

you bestowed honours

upon mortal creatures

beyond their due

on this joyless

rock you must

stand sentinel erect

sleepless your knee

unbent many groan

and unavailing lament

you shall utter

heart of zeus

is hard and

everyone whose power

is new is

harsh life is

about learning evryday

we are taught

only if we

listen treasure what

you do