What, if any, connection exists between “Gaia (Magnificence Edit)” and the ancient Greek goddess or the modern scientific theory remains unclear, but you can listen to the new track by Futuristic Polar Bears and Wayne & Woods on YourEDM.
Author’s note: One of the things that has drawn me to Paganism is that it embraces both the divine feminine and the divine masculine. I tend to see this duality playing itself out nearly everywhere in nature. This poem was inspired by an early morning drive through the countryside in late October, just as the sun was coming up.
Gaia’s breath lingers, misty, in her hollows
On a chilly October morning;
Sighs as geese rise from her pond,
Honking and flapping.
Stirring slowly as her lover arrives over the horizon:
Sun, casting a golden flush on her curves,
Russet blush on her tree-covered peaks.
Warming, she arches to the sky
Urging her mate…
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This great essay by Jassy Watson includes two amazing paintings by the author.
A new translation by Apostolos N. Athanassakis:
Divine Earth, mother of men
and of the blessed gods,
you nourish all, you give all,
you bring all to fruition, you destroy all.
From The Orphic Hymns 2013