Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jeudi: Great Spirits

It is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. and what better way to give thanks then to return to the roots of the world we live in, for all our ancestors are sacred. Here is a piece of the Hymn to Gaia written by the great Greek story teller Homer:

Gaia, mother of all
Foundation of all, the oldest one
I shall sing to Earth
She feeds everything
That is in the world
Whoever you are
Whether you live upon her sacred ground
Or whether you live along the paths of the sea
You that fly
It is she who nourishes you
From her treasure store
Queen of Earth, through you
Beautiful children and beautiful harvests come
The giving of life
And the taking of life
Both are yours
Happy is the man you honor
The one who has this, has everything

Regardless of where you are, I hope you have much to be thankful for today and always.

Header: Ancient Greek bas-relief


Timmy! said...

That is a beautiful peom and a nice sentiment, Pauline.

Thanks to you, I do have much to be thankful for.

Not to mention thanks for all your work on your blogs... even on a holiday!

Pauline said...

Thank you. I think it's just good to remember where we came from, and how generous she is.

I like the bas-relief a lot, too.