The Dawning of EOS…Still I rise

EOS is the Greek Goddess of Dawn and the morning star.  She is described by the ancient poets as a beautiful maiden with ‘rosy fingers,’ bearing the morning star upon her forehead. She is the beauty and radiance which bathes the Earth as each morning she opens the gates of heaven to allow the Sun to rise. Her brother is the sun god Helios and her sister Selene, the moon Goddess. It is said that EOS also dispenses the dew of dawn. She is an archetype that represents all beginnings, and the motivation to rise up and receive the glorious beauty of moving forward without fear. She lights us up enabling us to see new ways and brave new horizons.

“Night’s darkness is the bag that bursts with the gold of the dawn.” 
– Rabindranath Tagore

The Dawning of EOS
I AM DAWNING

Still I Rise

ByMaya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

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