Monday, April 13, 2009

Goddess Poetry Monday

This is another one from Patricia Monaghan, which I cribbed from the WitchSchool's Daily Spell:

She is the goddess of power:
earth’s mothering power,
soil’s nurturing power,
grain’s sustaining power.
We see her in the stars,
taming dragons and riding
them, bits between their teeth.
We see her on earth too:
giving seeds to strong farmers
and princes, commanding them
to sow not only the fertile soil,
but raw earth too, which bears
exactly as she tells it to.
--Ovid, Metamorphoses

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