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!