Tuesday, October 13, 2009

73 days of gratitude on the wall vs corner views...

look
at what came
in the mail


a thank you
from our blessed
ms moon


how beautiful she is
next to the collage i made
years ago

a postage stamp
i pulled off a love letter

together
two mothers
in prayer
or reverie
or meditation

call it what you will

how perfect she is
on the mantle


and when they
catch the spirit



eyes downcast
not for weakness
nor shame
or
subservience

but introspection
humility

today
i have been pacing
working
considering
thinking

i have taken offense
at peoples words
comments
opinions
assumptions
that

people who believe
in scriptures that are
holy to me
must be brainwashed

or
if i am of a differing opinion
i must be
paying attention to the
wrong voices

or
perhaps i
simply
don't understand

but i look at the
heavy lids
of this
blessed mother

and
i
know

she cares not
whether you call her
the virgin of guadalupe
patchamama
lakshmi
lilith
eve
kali
branwen
ala
amaterasu
coatlicue
fatimah
or
baba yaga

she knows
who she is

as i know
that
i am a mother
as are you

we are
The Mother

and

whether you
light a candle
or
pray
the rosary
or
chant
ohm
mane padme
ohm
or
blog


i still love you
all

for more
corner views
visit jane

19 comments:

  1. Oh Michelle. I love you so much. You speak the truth.

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  2. This is fantastic. I was in a yoga class the other day and looked up, right up, at a statue of Mary on the wall that I had never noticed before. Was it new? Where did it come from in this yogi place? Who knows, but I saw it and this I see this post, too, and that beautiful Mary and your poem. Thank you, Adrienne.

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  3. ms moon!!! i am ADRIENNE! he he he

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  4. Now you KNOW Ms. Moon is like a mother to you! The name disease runs rampant in my family.

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  5. And about mothers... I am more of a believer at Christmas than I am at Easter, and it has everything to do with Mary.

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  6. There you go.
    Beautiful, as they all said.
    Luv you A-Mi-Lo-Ja-Br-T-aargh-Abu

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  7. To recognize the universal sameness in local diversities and ... blogs! Beautiful.
    Francesca

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  8. Adrienne- What can I say except I just made my afternoon shot of espresso and forgot to put the little cup under the spout to catch the espresso and now it is all over my counter and THAT is the kind of brain I have these days.
    I know quite clearly you are not Michelle and I love you and I'm sorry.

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  9. i grew up with mary watching over me .... and grew into an adult who thought it was strange ..... now I don't think it so strange anymore .... what changed? I'm a mom too ..... you are so right on :)

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  10. oh - and cuz i have 2 blogs i'll make it easy on you:

    (here's my c.v.)

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  11. yes indeed!
    thank you for this love post!

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  12. Popped over here from Elizabeth...
    so much to look through, and it all seems so perfectly wonderful.
    Wow.

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