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Posted: January 14th. 2006 8:03:06 AM

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Parable of the Mortal's Lover

by B. T. Newberg

Age Group: Adult


From the Goddess' embrace, her lover pulled away. She asked, "What is wrong?" He replied, "You kissed me once and it was warm. But when you kissed again, it was cold, like the lips of a corpse. What does this mean?" She said, "It means I will be the one to kill you." "No, " he said. "Surely it is not so." She replied, "Do you think you know me? Am I only love and life and pleasure? The milk of my left breast is sweet but my right suckles poison. When you press your body to me my lips shall become rose petals but my nipples thorns. When you enter my vulva you shall find a cloth of silk but also a razor. Or do you keep another mistress who dispenses your woes?" He said, "You are all things to me." She said, "My body is this earth. From my womb flows all things seen and unseen, and all this is my creation. If you do not embrace my creation, you do not embrace me. Or would you rather have never lived than die in my arms?" He said, "You know it is not so, but still I am afraid." She replied, "Your fear is a little bird. Keep it and care for it as you would your own child. In time it will fly you to me. With a kiss I give life and with another I take it away. Between these two kisses is my embrace." He said, "O Goddess, you are my lover!" She said, "Mine are powers greater than you can imagine, but yours is the power to fulfill me. Come. Let us give body to our communion." And they embraced.



Author's Notes: copyright 2005

As a Naturalistic Pagan, I believe in evidence. There is no evidence that deities and magic are "real" in the most literal sense, but they may yet be moving and powerful. These poems are a tribute to the inspiration of Pagan ways.

For more information on naturalism, see HumanisticPaganism.com.


Author's Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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