Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Virgin a Day: Day Twelve





I think that Mother Mary
as an older woman
was an activist for justice
a crusader for peace

didn't take no for an answer
when only a yes would do

ate spoons full of pomegranate seeds
danced in the moonlight
wove flowers in her hair
and slathered honey into wounds

she was a healer
midwife
a teacher
and
not altogether tame

she was a woman
with fire in her belly.

A woman for all times.
A woman for our time.


20 comments:

Hettienne said...

wow! one thing that stands out is how we have all recognized the strength of women, of the feminine and of Mary, indeed a woman for all time and for our time! I will be back for visits in the future. blessings

rebecca said...

seriously?
be still my heart!
you have utterly swept me over the rim of the world with this one!

xoxoxoxoxo

Karen S. said...

She was amazing!

Paula Scott said...

Such beautiful and moving words you have written here-straight from your heart. Thank you for being a part of the journey-you have helped to make it amazing!

Norma Ruttan said...

a stirring message about Mary's strength!

Gloria said...

How wonderful and what beautiful thoughts of an "older Mary." I have enjoyed all of your 12 posts, it's been a great journey. Thank you.

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Photo is stunning and your words are divine ~ you are one 'enlightened' woman ~ so glad to share this journey with you ~ lots of hugs and blessings ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^

Priti.Lisa said...

yes, yes, Yes!
She was,
she is
all things,
mysterious
and magical
and true.

This is another beauty, Meri.
Love♥

Lenora said...

your prose hit home.. beautiful and i agree.. may we each take at least one spark from her fire to pass around..

redondowriter said...

I love the art and your words make Mary very relevant to me and the people in our time. It has been great participating with you.

Leah said...

Such fabulous art! I love your celebration of Mary's timelessness and strength.

turquoise cro said...

Mary, a woman after our own hearts!!!!She's got mine!!

Annie said...

She is truly a woman for all time and all places. Your poem says that all to us. This is a beautiful ending to a beautiful 12 days. So glad to have shared it all with you.

peggy gatto said...

thank you for some magnificent marys and mornings!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sort of like Dorothy Day? :)

Blessings as your journey continues!

Lea said...

Meri... your art and writings are on fire... they inspire, teach, and bring seeds of healing... thank you for these heart-felt prayers and images. They are salve for my heart right now, and I appreciate them and you so dearly. And thank you for meeting me at the center of the labyrinth...

foxysue said...

We are all teachers and we are all students at some point in our lives, I'm thankful to have such loving tuition here on-line, thank you for yours. x

Forest Dream Weaver said...

What a splendid image take with us on our continued journey! I suppose this is what we aspire to as we move forward with confidence and grace.
Thank you so much for your beautiful offerings of artwork and thoughts during the past twelve days.
I'm pleased to have met you Meri.....maybe we'll meet again next year!
Wishing you a joyful festive season.
Ruby

Delphyne said...

Oh, Meri - this is so wonderful!! Mary as wise crone. So full of wisdom from living life fully and authentically. Saying Yes to Life - what an inspiration and role model!

Lizbethem said...

A wonderful post, Meri! It has been so good to be part of this.xx