Adoration of Inanna

By Vanessa Kindell

Hail Inanna, great one on the horizon!

Thou art my great mistress, my divine guide, my secret divine lover!

Inanna za-mi!

Let thine work in the world be done through me!

Let there be no part of me not given wholey up unto thine work!

Use me oh splendorous one, whose beauty is the envy of the gods!

Inanna za-mi!

Thou art gentle and thou art just, oh lady of the heavens!

Thou art severe and thou art demanding, oh great one who crosses the stars!

Your glory is unmatched among the divine!

Inanna za-mi!

Your love is like precious stones!

Your warfare is like the sharpest blade!

Your eyes shine down like a polished stone of lapis lazuli!

Inanna za-mi!

You are my counsel, my muse, my introspection.

My work is for you, oh wonderful sister of the heavens!

There is nothing for you I wouldn’t give!

Inanna za-mi!

Take me, make me yours, I surrender myself to you, oh lady!

You are the beauty of the stars, my goddess!

Inanna za-mi!