The Logos of Hecate

When the fruit sits heavy on the vine,
and the creatures begin to take their share
there do you find me, selecting among the berries
those that will bring some small comfort

For when all reason fails and the deductions
Bring no illumination upon the deepening dark
I bear a torch to guide your next footsteps.
A Key to open the doors into the great night.

For within your garden you play and laugh
thinking of such amusements as all children do
Your name sung for your laughter,
Your games always in need of new players.

But always at the door I stand, an eye to the world
For the storms rage outside, and many lie in pain
mere feet from your threshold, yet you continue to play.
And so I set my balms among their number

For I shall always be at the threshold,
A foot in the worlds both material and eternal.
As the tide flows back to its own pockets remain
where the wise may spy some creature or gem of herb

When the tide comes in, the fools will look
and see naught but the endless sea
And know in their hearts that always the sea
and it shall ever be, for whenever they look it abides.

A meal you set within the doorway,
For the restless and those who range afar
For their hunger shall be sated and they shall
no longer trouble you within your home.

For my hounds will chastise them well should they
seek to take from you your rest, or your peace
And those that beseech me with foolish requests
for power, or to take from those who have none

Will find my gifts a curse. For once long before
the battle was joined on a small slip of land
A king who thought himself wise did beseech upon me
to grant him a gift to make his house shine above all

When I denied him, he sought others.
The gift he sought in his wisdom, a sword of the purse.
And so without his knowledge I did grant him the material
but not the form. And his gift gave him no sustenance.

Chains the transmutation forged upon him
With hunger a breath from satiation,
And so he died. Without the salvation of family
Hearth and Home, for they had been abandoned.

All in the quest for the fruits that could not be eaten.

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detroitmechworks's picture

At least when I started this. However, the Muses felt that it was a good time for he to speak up, and I'm actually kinda shocked how clearly she addresses both the current day and the issues of the times.

Thanks to Hecate for her lesson.

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detroitmechworks's picture

@enhydra lutris Every time I finish one, two seem to pop up which need to be addressed. It's the Lernaean Hydra all over again.

But I'm loving em, and always appreciate the kind words.

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