DEIPAROUS

DEIPAROUSadj. Giving birth, or capable of giving birth, to gods.


The grand Greek women, who could count
Among their friends the nobs of Mount
Olympus, were deiparous;
Our modern dames, whose godlings fill
The skyward spaces of Nob Hill
Are only — well, stultiparous.

Dame Nature, though, her issues pools,
For all alike are gods and fools
Who nectar sip from chalices:
On cold Olympus who would dwell
Are fools, and they are gods as well
Who live in Nob Hill palaces.