July 24, 2011

Song for Sekhet

Posted in Sekhet at 4:21 pm

Song for Sekhet
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Sekhet
O Lady of the Fen
Crowned with reeds
Blue lotus in Your hand

Sekhet
Mysterious and wise
You Who dwell
Where the marsh birds cry

Sekhet
Awaken with the flood
Birthing life
From dark and fertile mud

Sekhet
O Lady of the Fen
Work Your will
So that we live again
Work Your will
That we might live again


Notes: Written in June 2011. Sekhet, the lady of the fens, was a marsh goddess, seen as the consort of Hapy who became fruitful with the arrival of the Inundation.