To the author
After Smyrnaean Homerus had drunk from the Castalian springs
Behold, he wrote not only Odyssees, but also Iliads.
Is it not true that who is carried away by holy melodies in Love
Tastes of the sacred liquid of divine Love?
Just as it is not possible to paint an Achilles greater than [the one in] the Iliad,
So there is no better picture of Love than in this sacred form.
I. van Houtte, medical doctor, Bergues/St Winoksbergen.