Planting prayer for Poseidon

Gentle Ennosigaios,
now we ask you to move the earth.
Not with all the vast power
which rages under roiling brows
of Labrandeus,
nor the tenacious focus
of dashing Prosclystius,
nor any of the many ways
which Pelagaeus could bring to bear.

Subtle Ennosigaios,
now we ask you to move the earth.
With the steadfast resolve
by which Isthmios endures,
with the silence to which Eirḗnē
is eternally inured,
with the fate of all your people,
as Genethlios procures.

Slow-moving Ennosigaios,
now we ask you to move the earth.
Ease the burden of each seed
so that life fulfills its need.
Thus Phytalmius will nourish
and the land again shall flourish.
Ennosigaios, move each pebble
so these crops can prove their mettle.

Praised be Poseidon,
bringer of small shakes and great quakes.

This is included in my book Depth of Praise, which you really ought to own.  Read it, enjoy it, link to it, but do not reproduce it without my written permission.  Thanks for understanding.

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