Down, down below leaf and blade
blade and twig, water, stone
stone and mantle in the dark
dark so dark  light turns alone
light that turns the strength of suns
through your body be the light
stuff from stars, quickening slowed
word and love make light and fire
daughter and son of earth and stone
blade and twig, water and star
and air, the breath, the wind, the word
stuff of stars shine through your skin
your hair the sun, the stars your bone
moon your daughter pulling water
life of fire, blood of stone


I wrote this for a friend on her Crone Birthday.

2 comments on “OLD HEART

  1. Marcia Liotard says:

    Hi Mary-
    I forwarded your poem on to one of my women friends in NJ. I used to be part of a women’s circle and this one frined had a croning ceremony while I was involved in the group.

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