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Aphrodite

Okay, okay, I know what I said about bad poetry, and I'm nowhere near done with them, but this one is to Aphrodite, and as a devotee I feel it's sort of my duty :). Just because I myself feel her influence so strongly, I suppose. I imagine at least a few others are like that with the gods most dear to them--it's hard to understand how others don't see them everywhere, and you feel like shouting "Look! Right there! It's so obvious!"


Peerless Aphrodite, all beauty your gift,
all love your presence, all lovers wholly yours.
In kisses soft and savage, in jealous
agonies, in dreams of love forbidden,
in passions unwise, in torments of lust,
in these we feel your touch, exquisite goddess.
Aphrodite, bringer of unreason,
ruthless leveler of men and women,
giver of incomparable blessings,
we thank you for longing and fulfillment,
for soul-deep devotion, for flesh on flesh.
Aphrodite, we praise and honor you.



(Also this explainswhy I'm still up. That and the nap I so foolishly succumbed to this afternoon. :))

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xxaltheahxx
Oct. 5th, 2003 12:11 pm (UTC)
That's a beautiful hymn! Keep up the good work! :D
hearthstone
Oct. 5th, 2003 03:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you :), it really means a lot to me to hear that someone likes one of my prayers. I write them to be functional (to get the job done! :)) but I try to make the form as pleasing as I can as well. I'm just never sure if I manage that!
xxaltheahxx
Oct. 5th, 2003 05:06 pm (UTC)
Your more then welcome! In both form and function it worked very well! Its hard to write good prayers and hymns, I know from experiance. But you did a very good job with this one. I hope you'll share some more with us soon!

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