I love the moon
Most of all
I love your long golden hair
The way my body opens
In the circle of your great round bed
Whakapapa: The ‘long golden hair’ is the Sacred Feminine. The afternoon after I wrote this poem I visited a friend’s home I’d never entered before. On his wall hung a large print of Botticelli’s painting: ‘The birth of Venus.’ I felt deeply moved & affirmed to meet the Goddess of Love with her ‘long golden hair’ only hours after writing my poem. ‘Dark illumination’ is the illumination that opens a man or a woman to a felt connection with the Sacred Feminine. The more ‘masculine’ light of ‘objective’ thinking & categorising is darkened as the more ‘feminine’ & ‘subjective’ worlds of feeling, intuition, instinct, sensation, sensuality and spirit are illuminated. Feminine spirituality is intimately connected with the body: with Earth & with Being. I love Bob Dylan’s song ‘One more cup of coffee’ where he lingers for one final coffee with a daughter of the Sacred
(& dark) Feminine.
Your sister sees the future
Like your mama and yourself
You’ve never learned to read or write
There’s no books upon your shelf
And your pleasure knows no limits
Your voice is like a meadowlark
But your heart is like an ocean
Mysterious and dark.
One more cup of coffee for the road
One more cup of coffee ‘fore I go.
To the valley below.
Dylan’s poem points to a more indigenous way of knowing: a way beyond the world of books & reading & writing: a way that includes ‘sight’ & the mysterious
dark ocean of the heart.