Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Feast Day of Maria de Guadulupe

Mary, Maryam, Maria, Mari, Mares
Holy Woman

so much more
than a head bowed down

arrow fierce and fast
directed at the heart
no sin of error here

clock of power
all-embracingly blue

heart on fire
flowing from the sacred well

eternally walking on the bed of coals
you seduce me into dancing in the flames

eyes blinded
only the heart sees
and hears
the howling winds of compassion

screaming through my ribcage 
cracked open
finger by finger
pomegranate juice flowing in my veins

Persephone's ashes
caked with the tears of Demeter
entangled in the hair of Medusa

I follow where you lead
the perfume of your feet
the guiding light my holy woman

Ave Maria