The Cretan Woman
Aphrodite speaks on behalf of the gods:
We are not extremely sorry for the woes of men.
We laugh in heaven.
We that walk on Olympus and the steep sky,
And under our feet the lightning barks like a dog:
What we desire, we do. I am the power of Love.
In future days men will become so powerful
That they seem to control the heavens and the earth,
They seem to understand the stars and all science --
Let them beware. Something is lurking hidden.
There is always a knife in the flowers.
There is always a lion just beyond the firelight.
- Robinson Jeffers 
Jean Brocklebank / http://members.cruzio.com/~arana