Praying for the Pacific

Praying for the Pacific March 11, 2011

An earthquake has devastated Japan and a tsunami is racing across the Pacific ocean. I am watching the live news web broadcast in Hawaii, lighting candles and praying for the folks living there. I’m praying for the folks in Japan who are caught in the aftermath of this tragedy.

Please keep those in the midst of harm’s way in your thoughts. Pray, chant, sing, make offerings, send energy and be prepared to give to organizations providing relief for those who need help recovering from this disaster.

Homeric Hymn to Poseidon

(ll. 1-5) I begin to sing about Poseidon, the great god, mover of the earth and fruitless sea, god of the deep who is also lord of Helicon and wide Aegae. A two-fold office the gods allotted you, O Shaker of the Earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships!

(ll. 6-7) Hail, Poseidon, Holder of the Earth, dark-haired lord! O blessed one, be kindly in heart and help those who voyage in ships!

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  • Cara

    In The Wake of Poseidon (song by The Crimson Kings)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXpBYf_aFy4

    Plato’s spawn cold ivyed eyes
    Snare truth in bone and globe.
    Harlequins coin pointless games
    Sneer jokes in parrot’s robe.
    Two women weep, dame scarlet screen
    Sheds sudden theatre rain,
    Whilst dark in dream the midnight queen
    Knows every human pain.

    In air, fire, earth and water
    World on the scales.
    Air, fire, earth and water
    Balance of change
    World on the scales
    On the scales.

    Bishop’s kings spin judgement’s blade
    Scratch faith on nameless graves.
    Harvest hags hoard ash and sand
    Rack rope and chain for slaves
    Who fireside fear fermented words
    Then rear to spoil the feast;
    Whilst in the aisle the mad man smiles
    To him it matters least.

    Heroes hands drain stones for blood
    To whet the scaling knife.
    Magi blind with visions light
    Net death in dread of life.
    Their children kneel in jesus till
    They learn the price of nail;
    Whilst all around our mother earth
    Waits balanced on the scales.

  • Cara

    In The Wake of Poseidon (song by The Crimson Kings)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXpBYf_aFy4

    Plato’s spawn cold ivyed eyes
    Snare truth in bone and globe.
    Harlequins coin pointless games
    Sneer jokes in parrot’s robe.
    Two women weep, dame scarlet screen
    Sheds sudden theatre rain,
    Whilst dark in dream the midnight queen
    Knows every human pain.

    In air, fire, earth and water
    World on the scales.
    Air, fire, earth and water
    Balance of change
    World on the scales
    On the scales.

    Bishop’s kings spin judgement’s blade
    Scratch faith on nameless graves.
    Harvest hags hoard ash and sand
    Rack rope and chain for slaves
    Who fireside fear fermented words
    Then rear to spoil the feast;
    Whilst in the aisle the mad man smiles
    To him it matters least.

    Heroes hands drain stones for blood
    To whet the scaling knife.
    Magi blind with visions light
    Net death in dread of life.
    Their children kneel in jesus till
    They learn the price of nail;
    Whilst all around our mother earth
    Waits balanced on the scales.

  • Star Foster,

    Thanks for the reminder to keep all in the Pacific in our thoughts.

    I also enjoyed the “Hymn to Poseidon.” Where is that from?

    Blessings,

    Jerome

  • Star Foster,

    Thanks for the reminder to keep all in the Pacific in our thoughts.

    I also enjoyed the “Hymn to Poseidon.” Where is that from?

    Blessings,

    Jerome

  • Homer, should have mentioned that.

  • Homer, should have mentioned that.

  • Sunweaver

    I said a prayer to Poseidon this morning and am planning to make a small donation to where it is needed, when that becomes apparent. Even if you can only contribute a few bucks to the Red Cross or Doctors without Borders, I encourage you to do so. It is good to pray for others, a mitzvah as our Jewish friends would say, but it is a greater mitzvah to help in a more tangible way. May those who live on the Pacific Rim be blessed by the favor of Poseidon.

  • Sunweaver

    I said a prayer to Poseidon this morning and am planning to make a small donation to where it is needed, when that becomes apparent. Even if you can only contribute a few bucks to the Red Cross or Doctors without Borders, I encourage you to do so. It is good to pray for others, a mitzvah as our Jewish friends would say, but it is a greater mitzvah to help in a more tangible way. May those who live on the Pacific Rim be blessed by the favor of Poseidon.

  • Thanks, Star :) I live in CA and not too far from SF. Although I am no danger I do have friends who live along the coast.

    Poseidon protest and keep us all.

  • Thanks, Star :) I live in CA and not too far from SF. Although I am no danger I do have friends who live along the coast.

    Poseidon protest and keep us all.