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There is a shadow in the sky,
there is a spectre blotting out the stars.

The torch of the Sun is hidden
by the jealous Earth
who tells the Moon,
"I love you in shadow
I love your pocked and dusty face."

There is a death waiting for us all
there will come a time when we are only shadow -
when we are nothing more than a wavering spectre.

Will you dance at the crossroads?
Will your shadow cross her feet?
Will you smile into her dusty face?

There, the torch held high.
There, dark mother leads the way.

Follow the braying of hounds,
feel the breeze of beating wings.
She has shown you the path;
Will you follow?

We say, Hecate! Beloved Mother,
dark as the shadow moon!
Hecate, face powdered with the dust of crossroads!
Hecate, old mother,
torch bearer, keeper of keys!
Hecate, our love we give!
Hecate, our devotion we give!
Hecate, our offerings we give!

Light our way in the dark.
Lovely Hecate.
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dea-hb Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is a beautiful and strong prayer.
And a coincidence I just finished a little Poem about Hecate, as the Dark moon too. :blushes:
Then I checked the Mails and found your prayer in the deviations from dAPagan.
It is as you write the opposite of what I wrote. Interesting and both fit to her.
It’s like she wants to show different facets.
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loralye Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
She is a multifaceted lady, to be sure. Each face no less true than the last.
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slayerstephi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very lovely! I like how it starts out like an ode then becomes the prayer. Had to read it a couple times, it drew me in that much ^^
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loralye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I never really know how these things'll turn out when I start writing them. My muse sort of just takes me where I need to go in my head and then...this happens.

Anyway, thanks again!
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slayerstephi Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Same with me when I write, it's how the inspiration flows. My muse tends to guide me in the works I am most proud of.

I hope to see more from you soon ^^
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OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful and inspiring. I plan to add this to my Dark Moon rituals!
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loralye Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'd be honoured, thank you!
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