Calliope, epic Muse, give us long and wondrous stories.
Clio, let our history, though it shaped us, not define us.
Euterpe, make our days lyrical with flutes.
Thalia, bring us rib tickling, belly-laughing moments.
Melpomone, let tragedies be small and few.
Terpsichore, set us dancing joyously in our own peculiar ways.
Erato, let love and lust combine in mutual song.
Polyhymnia, grant us to find the sacred in the everyday.
Urania, give us the stars.
Notes: Another take on 9.