Demeter of the Fields

Amanda Aremisia Forrester

Muses, attend my song,
And sing to me of Earthy Demeter
Lady of the fields
Adorned with corn-ears in Her hair
Wheat-sheafs in Her arms.
Without Her benevolence,
Crops do not grow,
And people do not eat.
As when Her daughter
Fair Kore of the spring
Was stolen away by Haides.
Mistress of the Sacred Way
And the Mysteries of Eleusis,
Be merciful to us
Grant us a good crop, and
I will sing You another song.

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