Poems For Inanna

I.

Queeny,

You’re so great.

You’re greater than everything.

II.

Attacking from shore, she defeats them.

Attacking from the sky, she defeats them.

Attacking from below the water, she defeats them.

Inanna moves her hand and all are defeated,

She is the possessor of me, she is the daughter of Enlil.

Lightning! Meteor! Hailstorm!

These are the jewels of her Tiara.

Amethyst! Raindrop! Blackbird!

These are the threads of her divine Garment.

Mother! You who wear the Tiara and the Garment!

Do not move your hand against me, for I am your son.

Mother! You who are my mother’s mother,

Do not move your hand against me, for I am your son.

Let me carve a silver Throne for you,

Let me carve a crystalline Bed for you.

Lady of the Igigi-gods, daughter of the Sky God,

Let me carve a silver Throne for you,

Let me carve a crystalline Bed for you.

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About John Harness
John Harness is an artist and educator in Chicago. He is a member of Socialist Alternative and the Klingon Language Institute. He writes about political activism and roleplaying games.

One Response to Poems For Inanna

  1. Sara says:

    I. Love. This.

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