Monday, June 3, 2013

Hymn to the Goddess

 You are the One within me,
 star-bright in midnight dark,
 who echoes in the ocean
 and dances with the lark,
 who smiles in the mirror moon
 and on the tide of dreams,
 rocks me soft and gentle
 to the songs of mountain streams.

 You brought me into being,
 breathed life into my soul,
 you birthed me to my body,
 you knit me as a whole,
 my mother, you embraced me,
 your kiss upon my brow
 sighed your spirit through me
 and it fills me now.

 I feel your spirit fill me,
 you call from every star,
 in whispers from within me,
 in echoes from afar,
 you pull upon my moonstruck mind,
 you open out my soul
 and like an unfurled sail, it fills
 and I am whole.

~Ruth Calder Murphy

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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