First Submission to Vesta’s Agon

“To Vesta”
By Alexeigynaix

As long as Your temple fire burns
the city is protected.

The strength of the city’s protection
is Your temple-tenders’ dedication.
The light of truth
(they say in Unitarian
Universalist circles
of the chalice flame
at the moment it’s
the warmth of community
the fire of commitment.
Things that burn ever
in our hearts
even as the physical flame
goes out.

May we too tend the flames
the light of truth
the warmth of community
the fire of commitment
and may our passionate devotion
burn us inside with love of Gods
with love of You.

May our dedication shine
lighting the way for our children
and their children
and theirs
and may we someday
light Your temple flame
to burn ever as protection
as once it did in Rome.

I light a candle to You.
The flame is small
but its heart burns so hotly
I see Your blue eyes there.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on February 3, 2018, in Roman Things, Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Very beautiful!


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