Ecclesia Ordinis Caelestis Templum Olympicus/Celestial Order and Temple of Olympus

Hymn to Demeter

by Lady Bella Sundancer
Hail Demeter, Lady of Agriculture
Bounteous Mother, giver of all things growing
Your fruits of labour are food for us all
Your many children grow into infinity
Lady, you are ever-giving, giving all,
Even your best-loved daughter Kore
Lady of solidity, you are a firm foundation
From seed to harvest, you watch the sprouts
Caring for them dearly and culling the weeds
You are the mother of giving
You are also the mother of harvest
Lady of flowers, Lady of blossoms, Lady of fruit
You are Lady of withering and wasting away
Lady of the longest grudge
Lady of needs who will not budge
You are she of the frosty glare
She of the fierce and unyielding stare
So protective she made a bonsai of her own little darling
Your arms are tender and comforting
But deadly when they won’t let go
We ask for your protection until we leave the nest
Mother of many, you are the fertile field for growing
A blessed ground for planting and sowing
We ask for your blessing for fertility, growth,
Firm foundation, and gifts of harvest