Orphic Hymn to Eros

Orphic Hymn 57: To Eros

I call great Eros, source of sweet delight, holy and pure, and lovely to the sight;
Darting, and winged, impetuous fierce desire, with Gods and mortals playing, wandering fire:
Cautious, and two-fold, keeper of the keys of heaven and earth, the air, and spreading seas;
Of all that Demeter’s fertile realms contains, by which the all-parent Goddess life sustains,
Or dismal Tartarus is doomed to keep, widely extended, or the sounding, deep;
For you, all Nature’s various realms obey, who rules alone, with universal sway.
Come, blessed power, regard these mystic fires, and far avert, unlawful mad desires.