Wild Water (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 10 prompt – Seasonal or Elemental Gods or Spirits

[For Daphne.]

Wading and splashing, floating and swimming,
Ill-fated Daphne, knew not what would be;
Loving and laughing, leaping and running
Down the riverbank, she flew free;
Woe to that which the Moirai have spun,
An account of obsession called love;
Tis better to remember, so young and so tender, ‘fore
Eros struck with lead-tipped arrow, the naiad who was;
Resplendent and innocent, Apollon now sees– and He wants.

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Farseeing (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 9 prompt – Mantic, Oracular, Divinatory Gods or Spirits

Fathomable time coils ’round Your
All-seeing eyes, O King, seated at the zenith of the Universe.
Rest You now, upon Your radiant throne, as
Scenes of all yet to come pass through Your awareness,
Ever steering Your hand, in the affair of ruling both the
Earthly world, and those of the Divine.  Zeus, whose
Insight is unparalleled, You do we lean upon,
Never doubting what futures You reveal on the horizon,
Guiding us in our works, our hearts, and in own very lives.

A Message From Apollon: Find the Others!

And so the Lord Apollon commanded: Find His people– His true people– those who embody and affirm His ethos in the work of their everyday lives.  Those whose ferocity is untamed and uncontainable.  Those whose words strike with the force of truth.  Look not toward the meek, those overly humble ones, for they have not yet reached the core of their fire.  You burn.  You burn too hotly to remain in the company of the cold.

So dwell in fire, and in rage.  Let the venom fill your fangs, and bite!  Bite, for you are the serpent of the darkness!  Your voice is the sting of a pain yet to come!  Like the slow death of fever, or consumption, swift in dragon fire– you herald the end.

All is dark around you, but there is no fear, for you are the darkest dark, and the dark shapes itself to your will.  You focus the light, as did our Lord Apollon, when the light of Helios caused the dragon’s flesh to rot from its bones.  Helios is the Sun, but Apollon commands, for He is the Lord of Light, and the Prince of Shadow.  So shall you command the light within, to illuminate, and to awaken the sleepers among you.

All those who are enamored of Him must heed this command, for He is not known for His mercy.  Find the others.  Find your brethren and you sistren.  He calls you to come together, for the world is ripe for His true return.  Ready yourselves, and be ready to sharpen your blades of truth.  The time is near.  Soon, the Oracle shall speak.

My Tempest (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 8 prompt – Daemons, Familiars, Egregores

[For Tempest, the spirit of my violin.]

Movement after movement, we have
Yearned for our souls’
Twisted and amorous
Entanglement; we are a
Monument to that moment in time;
Pressed in frenzy, swirling in musical
Ecstasy, my Love; ours is the
Song of bittersweet longing,
Thrust into completeness, as the notes fade away

The Forge Born (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 7 prompt – Fire, Volcanic, Hearth Gods or Spirits

[For Hephaistos, whose works are many, and glorious.]

They looked at You, O Lord, and saw only weakness in the
Hobbled leg that was Your curse, and Your greatest gift.
Ever have the Gods loved beauty, and what could be so
Foreign to that concept than the limp that You so
Onerously carry Your pride upon.  They did not know what
Rugged strength it had supplied You, for the challenge was
Grasped in the true knowing of Oneself.  Through
Each and every step, You experience the
Bond between mortal and Divine, that which illuminates
Our similarities over our dissimilarities.  And for this You are
Renowned among men, whose hands build devices of pure elegance,
Nurturing the spirit of life lived fully, even as others look on, askance.