The Hearth

Sep. 17th, 2011 02:03 pm
cereus: Abstract picture of the sun as a fire with the word Hearth (hearth)
[personal profile] cereus
The Fire is at the Heart
And the Fire is the Heart
For it's sake, all fires whatever are sacred to me.
I shall kindle them small and safe where there are none
For the wayfinding of those who come after.
I will breathe on those fires about to die in dark places
And in passing, feed those that burn without harm to any.
The fire that burns and warms those around it,
In no wise shall I meddle with it, save that it seems about to consume it's confocals, or die.

To these ends, as the Kindling requires, I shall ever thrust my claw into the flames
To shift the darkening ember or feed the failing coal.
Looking always towards the inmost Hearth from which all flames rise together
And all fires burn, undevouring.  In and of that which first set light to the Worlds
And burns in them forevermore.

-The Saurian/Cat version of The Oath.
The Book of Night With Moon
by Diane Duane

Date: 2011-09-18 12:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] avia
Waa~~~, nice. I have read the original So You Want To Be A Wizard, it's interesting to see a different version of the Oath!

Now I wonder what a swan Oath would be....

Date: 2011-09-20 05:49 am (UTC)
avia: Girl and boy couple, wearing headphones. The boy is looking at her but the girl is staring into the sky. (staring into world)
From: [personal profile] avia
I tried....

Flight, the Mother who embraces us.
Flight, the Mother who sets us free.
For Flight's sake, I will spread my wings on the sky and offer my highest prayer.
I will stir the good winds, I will chase the fierce storms from heaven.
I will make all paths gentle, above and below.
I will lift my kin who have wings that tremble
And sing well to my kin who pass others with respect.
The ones flying free, I will never take their wings,
Or act as if I know the best path for them to fly.
To these ends, as Heaven asks me, I will take in breath, and dive from the cliffs,
Offering my body and soul to be carried as the wind wishes,
Until the last feather falls.

Date: 2011-09-17 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
...thanks for posting this. I needed something inspirational today. <3

Date: 2011-09-20 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I love that series.

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