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Posted: November 29th. 2007 4:37:43 PM
To an ANCIENT GODDESS
by Ted MacGillivray
Age Group: Adult
To an ANCIENT GODDESS
Granite eyes bruised by wind-blown sand
And washed by centuries of stormy tears
You gaze upon a flickering twilight landscape
Where swirling moons streak by in heartbeat space
And stars glow dimly in a constant dusk
And season cycles melt from spring to winter
In the turning of a hand. It is a miracle
That generations of the tiny creatures,
No taller than your ankle, even conceived you,
Never mind constructing you from quarried
Stone, their only tools their naked hands.
By labor imbued with their collective divinity
Champion of all their common dreams
Embodying the sum of all their will
You changed the pattern of the vagrant winds
And moved the clouds that drift before the sun
To nourish fields of grain with gentle showers
And make the bitter winters less severe.
And so you watched their cities rise and crumble
And mourned the trees retreating to the mountains.
Only seldom children bring you flowers:
Your strength to sway the winds is almost gone.
Yet now new people come from distant places
To marvel at your makers’ victory
Of bare hands over stone to build a lasting
Image of their love and their devotion.
Drawing inspiration from your grandeur
And making flashing images for memory
They take your icons home with their returning
And spread your fame for all the world to know.
Thus millions now will grant you newfound power
To alter once again the winds’ direction
And make the fields and forest bloom anew.
Author's Notes: Modern technology and mobility are doing the Goddess' work.
Author's Location: Gabriola Island, British Columbia
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