Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Emissary of Olodumare
Ayaba omi o ~Yemaya-Olokun Yemoja, Iemanja, Queen of Water (Yorùbá)


For The Deborahs

in judge of honey
to the edge of the emissary come
to the watermaiden give account
who makes the uncountable count
going into the five

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1. Scattered on the floor of the ocean lies the abundance, (the abundance of Olokun) Draw upon the abundance. From abundance, abundance; Let abundance re-main. It is said that where the watermaiden draws upon the abundance of Olokun, as an emissary of Olodumare, this abundance she shares with her sister –waters whose colors are yellow and gold and whose number is five. For more on the watermaidens and other emissaries of Olodumare see http://www.orishanet.org/ocha.html

 Mermaid-singing  T.S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock