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Return of the Goddess

Under your Milky Way
And slow-revolving Bear
Frogs from the alder thicket pray
In terror of your judgement day,
Loud with repentance there.
                               .
The log they crowned as king
Grew sodden, lurched and sank;
An owl floats by on silent wing
Dark water bubbles from the spring;
They invoke you from each bank.
                               .
At dawn you shall appear,
A gaunt red-legged crane,
You whom they know too well for fear,
Lunging your beak down like a spear
To fetch them home again.
                               .
                     Sufficiunt
                     Tecum,
                    Caryatis,
                    Domnia
                    Quina.

Robert Graves

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The Flame within the Grain

Happy (belated) Autumnal equinox, everyone!

     We call the Flame within the grain,
     The Spark that never dies.
     Abide within. Return again
     To field and fold and thighs.

©2009 Trothwy

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O Lovely Moon —

Lady of the Ebb and Flow.
You who pull the tides of fate
Between Your horns.
As of old, we salute you with sign and kiss.

Let down Your flow of luck
And love and plenty unto us.
Mark us with signs of Your favor.
Let power and grace,
Honor and compassion,
Wit and wisdom be ours,

And with each Turn,
Let us know and be loved by our own.

 

 

©2009 Trothwy

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To Hermes

Clever Hermes, Son of Maia,
Quick as silver and as fair.
To You the crafting of these words.
To You the spill of coins found
   and the turn of my cards.

 

Come to me, O Light of Foot
   and Sharp of Wit.
Give me joyful passion to create.
Give me bright wit and deep wisdom.
   and strong communion with my gods.

 

Fiat.
©2009 Trothwy

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