Thursday, January 13, 2011
I Am An Alphabet Woman by Marion
Written after reading beat poet Anne Waldman’s Poetry. She was inspired
by the shaman woman, Maria Sabina’s chants.....
I am an Alphabet woman, a magician with words.
I am a Book woman, reading to stay alive.
I am a Creative woman, forming art from garbage.
I am a Dragonfly woman, born of water, earth and sky.
I am an Earthy woman, friends with trees and flowers.
I am a Flying woman, soaring nightly in my dreams.
I am a Gardening woman, tiller of soil and soul.
I am an Herbal woman, creator of enchanted potions.
I am an Intuitive woman, looking beyond facades.
I am a Joyous woman, happy to be alive.
I am a Kind woman, treating others with respect.
I am a Learning woman, hungry for truth and knowledge.
I am a Moon woman, in tune with lunar cycles.
I am a Nature woman, hearing the earth’s heartbeat.
I am an Ocean woman, drawn by the pull of the tides.
I am a Poet woman, midwife to little poems.
I am a Questioning woman, every seeking mystery.
I am a Reading woman, devourer of words.
I am a Survivor woman, growing stronger with each challenge.
I am a Tattooed woman, wearing my spirit on my skin.
I am an Understanding woman, full of empathy.
I am a Victorious woman, overcomer of obstacles large and small.
I am a Wild woman, indefinable, spirited and free.
I am an X-ray woman, seeing through life’s illusions.
I am a Yin-Yang woman, ever seeking balance.
I am a Zealous woman, passionate about life, truth and love.
I've posted this old poem several times. It's one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite poets...moi! LOL!
It's colder than a well-digger's ass here in the deep South (that's one of Mama's sayings) and I'm hunkered down wearing my sock hat, toe-socks, flannel pj's, scarf and sweat suits...plural. I am so not a cold weather girl. I went outside to break the ice on my birdbaths and it was so thick I had to bang it with a shovel then pour hot water over it. Poor little birdies. I filled all my bird feeders and that was my outdoor adventure for today. Thankfully, the sun is shining and it's slowly warming up. Kudos to my Canadian friends. I sincerely do NOT know how y'all do it.
Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours." ~Robert Byrne
"I was just thinking, if it is really religion with these nudist colonies, they sure must turn atheists in the wintertime." ~Will Rogers
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" ~Percy Bysshe Shelley