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July 22, 2009

Hestia

Filed under: Hestia — by thalia @ 7:02 pm
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Hestia, know your place within us throughout time

                First to be swallowed by your father and

                                last to be yielded up

                                Oldest and youngest daughter of Kronos,

                Born in conflict

                                so later left conflicts of the Olympians

                                to tend to matters of your hearth.

 

We have seen you manifest within us

                First as early people crouched around the fires

                                telling stories in front of caves

                Then sitting in front of fireplaces within houses

                                talking companionably

                Now in front of flickering cold lights of TV and computer

                                poor substitutes for your warm light.

 

We endeavor to return to the warmth of your hearth

                By nurturing ourselves and sharing that

                                through creativity and compassion.

Know your place within us throughout time, Hestia.

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3 Comments »

  1. I like the way you relate Hestia to lessons in nurturing learned from your mother. It makes me think of what my own mother taught me.

    Comment by almurta — July 30, 2009 @ 4:35 pm |Reply

  2. Beautiful

    Comment by Tabitha — August 1, 2009 @ 7:09 am |Reply

  3. Other Comments:
    1. This encompasses so much of how I feel about Hestia. For me she speaks of a heart warmed by her fire, a warmed heart that reaches out to others.
    by Heather Blakey July 23, 2009 at 12:18 am

    thanks, Heather. This ‘Hestia’ prompt has elicited some interesting ideas and memories.
    by thalia July 24, 2009 at 12:59 am

    2. This is great – profound and lyrical at the same time.
    by almurta July 23, 2009 at 4:16 am

    3. oh yes – beautifully captures the heart for me, sharing and growing together – lovely!
    by Jill July 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    4. This verse: “First as early people crouched around the fires, telling stories in front of caves, Then sitting in front of fireplaces within houses, talking companionably now in front of flickering cold lights of TV and computer poor substitutes for your warm light” is so astute. Right on.
    by Lori July 23, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    5. Thalia, thanks for the journey this hymn takes us on- i like the lines about the poor substitutes for warm light.
    by pearlz July 23, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    6. I appreciate everyone’s comments. The theme of Hestia is rich with possibilities.
    by thalia July 24, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Comment by thalia — August 10, 2009 @ 10:51 am |Reply


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