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Hymn To Night

From The Rig Veda (c 1500 – 1200 BC)
So vast, our Goddess Night, she rises,
star-eyes gazing everywhere;
all her finery of dress displayed.
Space high and low she fills, Eternal Night,
her beauty driving out the dark.
Close on the heels of sister Day
she treads.  Let darkness run….
As you draw near, we turn for home
like birds that wing to nest.
Life everywhere retreats, beast
and bird. Even the soaring hawk
returns to seek out rest.
Night, sheild us from the wolf and thief.
Throughout your hours let there be calm.
Pitch dark has brought a shroud for me.
Dawn, drive it, like my debts, away.
Child of Day, to you, as to a calf,
my hymn is offered. Receive it now
as paean to a conqueror.
Edwin Gerow and Peter Dent
About tenthltr2u (1067 Articles)
A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

3 Comments on Hymn To Night

  1. Wow…what song is that playing? I love it!!


  2. The song is called "Trinity" from Carlos Santana’s new CD All That I Am.


  3. So little has really changed surrounding the human emotional experience throughout history. Perhaps it never will. I like this entry very much. ~Jane~


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