Prayer to Thoth – papyrus Sallier I (J.L.Foster)
If only Thoth would be near me tomorrow!
‘Come’, They say,
and I go into the presence of the Lords of Righteousness.
May I come forth vindicated!
O great doum-palm sixty cubits high,
the one with nuts upon it,
with fruit within the nuts
and water in the fruit: –
O you who can bring water from a faroff place,
come, rescue me, a thoughtful man!
O Thoth, a well is sweet
when a man is thirsty in the desert:
it it sealed to one who uncovers his mouth unwisely,
but it is open to the thoughtful man.
Let the thoughtful man come
that he may discover the well for the hot-headed man.
And you shall be filled.
Quoted from: John L.Foster, “Hymns, Prayers and Songs, an Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Lyric Poetry”