The Sacrificial Altar Of Prometheus
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How my body blooms from every vein
more fragrantly, since you appeard to me;
look, I walk slimmer now and straighter,
and all you do is wait-:who are you then?
Look: I feel how I'm moving away,
how I'm shedding my old life, leaf by leaf.
Only your smile spreads like sheer stars
over you and, soon now, over me.
Whatever shines through my childhood years
still nameless and gleaming like water,
I will name after you at the altar,
which is blazing brightly from your hair
and braided gently with your breasts.
Sacrifice by Rainer Maria Rilke
In ancient Greece the followers of Prometheus would participate in ritual festivals by going to the sacred altar and igniting a torch which would then be carried in a grueling foot race. The winner must not only get there first but he must also keep the sacred flame lit throughout.
I read somewhere that there is a religious group that believes the Garden of Eden is in Missouri because a large flat rock somewhere near Kansas City is said to be Adam's altar.
I figured if Adam's altar could be here why not the altar of Prometheus? As you can see from this picture, I have found it and it is wonderful.
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December 1st, 2012
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