PBP Fridays: B is for A Prayer to Bast

PBP Fridays: B is for A Prayer to Bast

hail and praise to You, Bast,
most glorious one,
Who rises as gold
and shines upon our faces!

You are the beauty of the dawn
and the burning of midday;
Your eyes are lanterns
and Your claws curling flames.

I see You in richness,
in silk and scent and smoke,
in the color of solar metal
coiling like incense in the wind.

hail and praise to You, Bast,
Lady of Splendor,
Mistress of Heaven,
Who drives away the darkness!

purify my mind of shadow;
purify my ka of isfet;
purify my body of sickness;
purify my heart of weakness.

I see You in Your incandescence,
a boiling sun radiating power;
I see You in Your reflection,
a smile in cool, still water.

hail and praise to You, Bast,
fearsome Devouring Lady,
Who bestows upon us sight
and excises from us ignorance!

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2013’s first B post was Bringing Back the Gods.
2012’s first B post was Birthdays.