Hymn To Leucothea (Musings of a Lonely Siren 2013)

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In this little boat, alone; rocked by the storm
Unfurling my heart keeps my torn body warm
Folding my sorrow; a sail for tomorrow
When night clears, moonlight will guide the wise way to go

Stars crown a tower that serves as a lighthouse
Darkness, she covers me, keeps the cruel winds down
Buffered, yet weathered, still fishing for destiny
Deep in my hold, treasures of hope, love and dreams

CH- And she follows me everywhere I need to be
In my loneliness, never alone
She attends me in my longing and desire
I have no doubt I am loved
The moon and the sea carrying me
So that I always know I am home

Sweet Leucothea, her foam forms my cradle
Timeless Mother, keeping an eternal candle
So I’ll not be blinded in the darkest of depths
When flashing blades slice me, I’m soon healed by her kiss

My passage to venture, my answers to forge
My temple to build, my waters to pour
Questing afar from human comfort or friend
Moonlight companions; fox, blackbird and bat

CH- And she follows me everywhere I need to be
In my loneliness, never alone
She attends me in my longing and desire
I have no doubt I am loved
The moon and the sea carrying me
So that I always know I am home

I’ll ferry the loneliness, longing, despair
I’ll knot bones and feathers and tears in my hair
I’ll sing in the darkness ‘til sun beams the shore
Finding soft sand there, sharp cliffs or cavernous door

Experience. Teacher. Wisdom bleeds from misery,
Joy blooms in the unknown, next note an uncertainty
Each journey the same.and every voyage unique.
Each answer a question, no knowledge complete

CH-And she follows me everywhere I need to be
In my loneliness, never alone
She attends me in my longing and desire
I have no doubt I am loved
The moon and the sea carrying me
So that I always know I am home

And so on I go on my continuous loop
Some days appear different, some play out the same truth
I’ve sailed here before under this glorious moon
I’ve stood on that precipice and  howled at the gloom

‘Til numinous moths raised a wind at my back
In dusty clouds, lent their wings to me, opened the crack
That always leads to beyond, spirals into my soul
Sailing back in a boat of light, new seas to roam

And she follows me everywhere I need to be
In my loneliness, never alone
She attends me in my longing and desire
I have no doubt I am loved
The moon and the sea carrying me
So that I always know I am homeI always know I am home
White Goddess Protecting Me
Proud Ino she carries me
I have no doubt I am loved

-LM
I think this one is just about finished. Leucothea is an ancient sea goddess and protector of sailors. You can see her dance in the sea foam.

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