O goddess fair, enthroned and seated high
Above my weary head and earth-bound soul
To her ever tender care, entrust I
My fears, regrets, and secret heart be told.
Guard’ian of wisdom generations past
As man with shaking hands craft’d tools with fire
Covet thy lady pure, whose beauty hast
Remained in cultures, love of her inspir’d.
Unearthly sphere, o sweet serenity
Where rests her head, ribbons of gentle light
Shine from her locks to bless humanity
With a reprieve from everlasting night:
Mistress so ghostly, luminous, and fair
Light well my arduous path, render it bare.