To Asklepios

Erynn Rowan Laurie

I sing of the Healer

Child of Coronis

Lord of the Serpents

Bright Ophiuchus

 

Muses make music

Songs for my singing

Freeing my tongue

In Asklepios’ name

 

Pour out your blessings

Brew precious philters

Bright blood of Gorgon

Saving from death

 

Darken your temple O bringer of dreams

Snuff out our candles

Visit our sleep mats

Breathe in our incense

Dance in the chambers of our hearts

 

Health is in your body

Life is in your fingers

Breath is in your passing

Even the hem of your robe is healing

 

You emanate serpents

Rough and reptilian

Glycon you fathered

And serpents of wisdom

The art of elixirs you give

 

Praise to the dreamer

And bringer of visions

Measure of wholeness

The fruit of your lips

 

Each word you utter

A great incantation

Holy physician

My song is for you

 

 

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