[lit-ideas] SUNDAY POEM #2

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:35:39 -0600

IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER

Robert Graves describes the Goddess 
 through rites.
Shows how, becoming educated, 
we forgot just who it was 
we worshiped.
Not a person, not a thing, but life.
Graves reminded us:
existence is female.
That men make war,
make beauty,
make money,
make love,
do what they do --
they do
only to appease
the Mother
get her kiss
of approval.

White Raiser, Red Reaper, 
Dark Winnower of Grain,
Giver of Light, Dispenser of Rain,
Hear our prayer.
Keep our menfolk free 
From the heresy 
of the themselves.

Mike Geary
Memphis


Other related posts:

  • » [lit-ideas] SUNDAY POEM #2