Circle of the Rose

Changing Woman


Changing Woman came to me last night
Shed of her night-dark clothing,
she appeared in a cloud of vibrant moss green.
Green that pushes through black soil,

persistent, in its emergence.
Green, newly released,
still trailing shadow.

She spoke
You are a writer, whether a word is written, or not.
You are a sacred dancer, in movement, or in stillness.
You are a wisdom teacher, even if for the rest of your life,
You remain in silence.
To be
Is enough

Marie Elena 2012​​​​

 

Blue Whale Song

Star mind
Desire sounding

Vast blue keening
Slicing through mother waters

Circumnavigation of amniotic tides
The end birthing the beginning

Blue whale song
a rhythm unceasing

 
Marie Elena 1998

Dreaming Back My Sisters

I am dreaming back my sisters
Whisper-worn footfalls

on the Temple steps


Skywalkers
Storm dwellers
Heavy-breasted cauldron keepers


Songweavers
Snake sisters
             Darkmoon dancers                                                      
Labyrinth builders
Star bridgers
Fiery-eyed dragon-ryders

Wind seekers
Shape shifters
Corn daughters

Wolf women
Earth stewards
Gentle-handed womb sounders

Dream spinners
Flame leapers
Crone mothers

Come home sisters, come home

Marie Elena 1998

Dance

I miss my sisters
Hips heavy in silken skirts
Eyes drawn dark with kohl
Veils slipping from velvet skin

In dance we dreamed as one

Marie Elena
2016​​

Doorways Of Light

We are singing open doorways of light
Inner dimensions of crystalline harmonics
The echoes of celestial songs
to come

Marie Elena 1994