This was published here before, but she fits well in as the conclusion to these hymns to the six goddesses of ancient Greece. She was the only one of the Hellenic gods never to be depicted. Her symbol was instead the hearth.


The unknown goddess,
almost never made a statue of,
a silent modest background figure
staying quietly at home
and maybe the most vital and important
of all gods and goddesses
for doing nothing but just being
there at home in coziness
with warmth and candour by the fireplace,
just keeping up the homely standard order,
keeping clean and making the home comfortable
what could possibly be more important
than the very base of life,
a home to be at ease with
and to be at home in?
Still, she never made much noise,
no scandals, no atrocities,
no arguments, no love affairs,
just being there as the continuous stability,
the comfort of just being there at peace
and keeping up the basics
as the only ground
for the existence of all humankind.

Poetry by Christian Lanciai The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2011-11-17 at 06:28

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