a love poem to the sun goddess

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your face, beauty , brings light to my day.

i follow and follow as you lead the way.

your heart, lovely, draws me all night.

i wait and i wait for your blessed light.

rays of your hair reach for me at dawn.

i forget and forget all the hours you were gone.

far too soon comes the twilight.

i yearn and i yearn while you're out of sight.

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Although I cannot enter into

Although I cannot enter into the theology, the poem itself, as a poem, is very evocative and beautiful.  The repeated verbs in the even numbered lines gives the poem a unique urgency and drive, adding to its delightful style.


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Thank you!!

The repeated verbs were inspired by an older work that I can't remember now.  It was either a folk song or an old poem.  If I ever come across it again, I'll let you know.  Now I only remember how its wording made me feel.  

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And you have deployed that

And you have deployed that wording with a very subtle power.


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I finally found it.

It turns out it’s not that old, but it was inspired by older stuff.  

 

https://www.paganmusic.co.uk/1462-2/

 

 

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  Question, teach me – do

 

Question, teach me – do women look more at the external Goddess, or the Goddess that dwells within them? Also, do you think there is a distinct personality difference between those who “might” see within themselves, a feminine Deity, and those that only see the peripheral, painted murals of a totally woman (womb) Divinity?  I think you wrote a nice, short poem here, but it becomes mystical to me when juxtaposed to your picture, and one sees this enormous “bright light” – reminiscent of something spiritual illuminating the presence of the person who wrote this strophe. Coincidence, not sure; however, at first glance, it appears the sun Goddess you wrote about is either behind you, (outside) or part of you (inside)?

 

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as a practicing pagan, i

as a practicing pagan, i really can't speak for non pagan women, but for most modern american (european) pagans, all goddesses and gods are found within.  this poem was actually written for a ritual.   it represents an offering from a love god to a sun goddess.  i do agree that different personalities will have totally different approaches to spirituality, politics, and general worldview.  the sinilarity between the profile pic and the poem are entirely based on my personality and sense of aesthetics. 

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  Thank you for this exposed

 

Thank you for this exposed and trusting response. I love to learn. I am quite familiar with Pagan theology and the animus view of “soul-life.” No doubt sweeping generalizations on my part, (sorry for my ignorance, but sometimes you only have half the assessment from that which you choose to believe- Yin or Yang) but, briefly the perspective of organic entities—including animals, plants, etc., possessing a spiritual essence. I have been a vegetarian since birth, but not for health reason; although, it has some advantages. I am thankful for my hippy parent’s teachings. I am also a Polytheist, and have my own pantheon of Gods and Goddesses. I recognize the Gods, but favor, envy, and worship the latter. Funny, there was something that pulled me in this direction as I read your poems. What an amazing gift has synchronicity to distribute. Namaste and Bright Blessings.  

 

 

 

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you're quite welcome!! it's

you're quite welcome!! it's always nice to run into a kindred spirit, and as synchronicity would have it, i'm an aquarius too!  blessed be to u as well

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Polythiesm

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3 in one god in Christianity is an offshoot of polytheism - angels and icons, books written by ancient Israelis and fishermen elevate fables and parables as aides to faith - polytheist aids to FAITH. If you have been a vegetarian all your life you will probably live healthily and long. I am addicted to meat. I like the idea of making your own gods and goddesses - as a woman I see goddesses as myths from Greece Rome and Valhalla. The major earth religions are polytheist. Original (ancient to modern) African religions are polytheistic. Voodoo is a religion also as is wican practices. I will have to explore this more. I was not raised by hippies, your life had to be fantastic! - Lady A
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i was fortunate to visit a

i was fortunate to visit a voodoo temple when i lived in new orleans and was impressed by the level of spiritual devotion and general caring for humanity.  the negative stereotypes about voodoo are very unfair.  and i love to study pagan origins of christian traditions like easter eggs and such :) and yes, being raised by hippies was a LOT of fun, but it wasn't very practical.  kids need regularity and normalcy.  so there were pros and cons :)

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At the Museum of Afram History

in Detroit, there was a Hatian verdun exhibit - incredible experience. It was once said there are worlds all around us that we can not see. Your poem reminded me of Ramsey Lewis's album, Sun Goddess. Extraordinary poem ~a~

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i love the old african

i love the old african religions.  i wish there were more avenues to see them in their pure forms!!! what they brought to catholicism and also to ancient european paganism is just incredible.