Hestia

                                Hymn to Hestia

 

Hestia, know your place within us throughout time

                First to be swallowed by your father and

                                last to be yielded up

                                Oldest and youngest daughter of Kronos,

                Born in conflict

                                so later left conflicts of the Olympians

                                to tend to matters of your hearth.

 

We have seen you manifest within us

                First as early people crouched around the fires

                                telling stories in front of caves

                Then sitting in front of fireplaces within houses

                                talking companionably

                Now in front of flickering cold lights of TV and computer

                                poor substitutes for your warm light.

 

We endeavor to return to the warmth of your hearth

                By nurturing ourselves and sharing that

                                through creativity and compassion.

Know your place within us throughout time, Hestia.

 

thalia      http://healinghaven.wordpress.com

Advertisements

7 responses

  1. This encompasses so much of how I feel about Hestia. For me she speaks of a heart warmed by her fire, a warmed heart that reaches out to others.

    1. thanks, Heather. This ‘Hestia’ prompt has elicited some interesting ideas and memories.

  2. This is great – profound and lyrical at the same time.

  3. oh yes – beautifully captures the heart for me, sharing and growing together – lovely!

  4. This verse: “First as early people crouched around the fires, telling stories in front of caves, Then sitting in front of fireplaces within houses, talking companionably now in front of flickering cold lights of TV and computer poor substitutes for your warm light” is so astute. Right on.

  5. Thalia, thanks for the journey this hymn takes us on- i like the lines about the poor substitutes for warm light.

  6. I appreciate everyone’s comments. The theme of Hestia is rich with possibilities.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: