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Oh, Magna Mater, queen and soul of the land,
your moon drum of bull hide beats in the caves
and wilds, but you are Earth's living heartbeat
And essence.

Oh, Earth Mother, bountiful, gorgeous, feral;
the wild things of wood and plain lie at your feet.
The lion, high king of his kindred, is your vassal
And champion.

Oh, Queen of the Lion Throne, your son and consort
Did run mad with the love of you, and lay cold,
But you then called him forth again, evergreen
And eternal.

Oh, Cybele, pale Luna moves the sea for you,
orbits you as lions do, as your wild children must,
dancing, crying paeans, intoxicated by wine, blood,
And moonlight.

We do not see things as they are - we see them as we are. - Anais Nin

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The following comments are for "Silver Paean"
by Chanda

Chanda Paean
This poem is lovely. Sounds like a prayer. I've been writing things in a similar vein recently so this resonates. I've been thinking a about the origins of mythology, which I think must have come from the natural world around the early folklorists. So I've been playing with some mythology and making up some of my own. I see some of that in your work as well.

Nicely done. -Philo

( Posted by: Philo [Member] On: November 23, 2004 )

Lyrical Paganism
A wonderfully moving poem, Chanda -- ripe, bountiful and disturbingly tranquil as your subject.

Excellent work.

( Posted by: hazelfaern [Member] On: November 24, 2004 )

You know what they say. "If you don't have anything good to say. Don't say anything at all."
I don't know Chanda. Your poetry bounces around a lot. Maybe I am just giving it too quick a read-through.
You lost me on the second line. I just found out that drums were made from animal skin a couple days ago. So when I read that, I thought it was a typo or a grammatical mistake. Then "-ing" popped up everywhere and I don't know who Queen of the Lion Throne is.

( Posted by: xinerama [Member] On: November 24, 2004 )

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