Queen of thistles, queen of piercing thorns;
Queen of delicate petals, of roses
In their bloom: flushed pink like the cheeks of girls
Who are first feeling your stir in their hearts.
I offer you my love, body and soul,
My glorious, laughing Aphrodite.

[Laria is a Hellenic Polytheist, and has been so since roughly June of 2009. She pays particular devotion to the gods Aphrodite-Ananke, Ares and Rhea-Kybele, among others. She have been writing — both fiction and poetry — for five or six or so years and can be reached via email.]

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