O first-quarter moon….

O first-quarter moon,
First half face of Selene
She who illuminates the vast tresses of Nyx
You show the first secrets
Of our Dark Mother
and you light the lamp accordingly
As you slowly ease the revelation of more
And this you show us every month
And every month is different and new
For time as we mortals know Him
Can only begin to reveal
How old our Dark Mother is
But you, Selene Waxing,
Show us just what Nyx wants us to know
This time around
And after this cycle passes
Never will these secrets of yours be the same
And so we honour, too, Selene
As She raises the wick of the lamp or the moon
And shows us what we can learn
Should we choose to


About Ruadhán McElroy

Ruadhán has been a traditional Hellenic polytheist for about a decade, and has also maintained devotions to Eros and Apollon most of that time; his status as a devotee of Nyx is more recent. He also paints, makes music, makes jewellery, and writes novels set in the Mod Revival (UK) and Swampie (Oz) subcultures of the 1980s. He also gets a lot of odd little experiences that he jokes will forever render him an insufferable Goth.