by Gitana *
Hail Demeter, greatly hail!
Lady of much bounty, of many measures of grain.
Hail, goddess, and grant us harmony and prosperity.
And in the fields bring us all pleasant things!
Feed us, bring us flocks, bring us the grain-ear, bring us harvest!
And nurture peace, that whoever sows may also reap.
Be gracious, O thrice-prayed for, great Queen of goddesses!
* Adapted from the last lines of Hymn VI to Demeter by Callimachus