Thursday, April 21, 2011

She Is...


She is the thickets and forests,

She is the mountains and valleys,

She is the sandy shores,

She is that which gives, sustains and destroys life.

She is our home, our mother, our Earth. May we honor, respect and protect her each and every day.

"Oh Goddess, Source of Gods and Mortals,
All-Fertile, All-Destroying Gaia,
Mother of All, Who brings forth the bounteous fruits and flowers,
All variety, Maiden who anchors the eternal world in our own,
Immortal, Blessed, crowned with every grace,
Deep bosomed Earth, sweet plains and fields fragrant grasses in the nurturing rains,
Around you fly the beauteous stars, eternal and divine,
Come, Blessed Goddess, and hear the prayers of Your children,
And make the increase of the fruits and grains your constant care,
With the fertile seasons Your handmaidens,
Draw near, and bless your supplicants."
- Orphic Hym to Gaia, Translated by Virginia Stewart.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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  2. That was beautiful!
    Be blessed!

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  3. Beautiful post and a wonderful reminder of all that She is.

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  4. Danni, wonderful post today for Earth Day..glorious photos, and passionate words!

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  5. Wonderful post! Very heartfelt.
    Happy Earth Day! ♥

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  6. So beautiful...thanks and bright blessings! xo

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  7. She is the one who told, lived and retold all the best tales... the ever present creatress and destroyer of living stories.

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  8. These photos and words are truly beautiful. Also that first photo is just amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh Danni, this is so powerfully moving. You are magnificent. Thank you for sharing. Happy Earth Day.

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  10. This was such a lovely and beautiful tribute to Mother Earth. Hope you enjoyed Earth Day - sorry I am here a day late. But really - every day is reason to celebrate. Theresa

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  11. That was lovely, thank you for sharing

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