GMC Poetry: Demeter of the Fields

First posted on the Neos Alexandria Demeter temple page. Later published in my book, Songs of Praise. I haven’t had time to write new poetry for this month yet, so here’s one of my old ones in Demeter’s honor.

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Muses, attend my song,

And sing to me of Earthy Demeter

Lady of the fields

Adorned with corn-ears in Her hair

Wheat-sheaves in Her arms.

Without Her benevolence,

Crops do not grow,

And people do not eat.

As when Her daughter

Fair Kore of the spring

Was stolen away by Haides.

Mistress of the Sacred Way

And the Mysteries of Eleusis,

Be merciful to us

Grant us a good crop, and

I will sing You another song.

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