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Breathe For You

November 4, 2009

The earth was cold before your arrival.
Sunlight existed, but it did not yet
Warm the world; nothing grew in its soils,
And nobody wore flowers in their hair.

Your touch roused the earth, brought it to glory
Previously unthougt of – it revelled
Under its first summer, winter and spring;
Deep down, sensual heat began to stir.

Warmth swept over the earth, lit by your bright
Loveliness as much as the shining sun.
Men and women danced until their feet ached,
Then fell, laughing, into each other’s arms.

O Aphrodite, bringer of the same
Emotions that first inspired your birth,
I ask that you look kindly upon me,
So that I might breathe for you evermore.

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