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Tyche

Because it turned out that I like this one :).

Blessed Tyche, guide of the unguided,
friend of the desperate, light of the lost.
In risks taken despite near-hopeless odds,
in impulses followed to unknown ends,
in choices made lightly, in foolish caprice,
in these we look for you, beloved one.
Dear Tyche, unpredictable goddess,
gentle giver of undeserved fortune,
beautiful flickering flame of chance,
we thank you for sweet serendipity,
for pure dumb luck, for the long shot made true.
Tyche, kind one, we praise and honor you.

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llaregyb
Dec. 1st, 2003 08:08 am (UTC)
I like that too!

Have you seen

http://www.bluejo.demon.co.uk/poetry/poems/hermes.htm

It was written by a friend of mine.
hearthstone
Dec. 1st, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)
That's marvelous! It really catches the feeling of travel--and I very much like the concept of places like bus terminals, train stations, airports being informal temples of Hermes.

Thank you also for your kind words about my Tyche hymn; I can literally never tell whether anything I write is at all good (I always say that I write liturgy, because if I called it poetry I'd be too nervous to do it! :))
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