Friday, September 10, 2010

Homecoming (HADES I)


Severed as barley, at the root
Deai, ghem, (or the barley’s root) divides us

Mother smiles her archaic smile
As the dusty empty mile (or metre) divides us.

She-ruler: Potnia (in Mycenaean).
Da-potnia, Dividing Mistress, divides us.

Giver of Seasons, Lady of Poppies
Mother of my morning, Demeter divides us.

Demeter lover of Zeus, Da-ma-te,
Ge-meter, Earth-mother, divides us.

Oh my Lord Hades: (why, ‘this’ is Hades
Nor am I out of it) nothing divides us.

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