With blessings and benediction
Ancestral lands of my spirit -
the passage of time and oceans divide us
yet my heart-home yearns for you still
Your feminine forms rest deep in the earth
sacred earth goddesses that live on
in DNA memory - of kin, of connection
The eternal cycles, the great stone circles
nourish my thoughts and prayers
Your spirits of place that speak
to all those with open hearts
Touching the loam, immersed in sounds & scents
the coastlines, moors, your meadow-grasses
May my sisters give voice to my name
palms down, ancient spirit rising
May the Great Heart in the land
send blessings to her daughter across the sea
Send messages of belonging
beloved motherline that fills my soul
Mythopoetics by Pegi Eyers May, 2022. I don't usually use the term "benediction" due to associations with religiosity, but in this instance it seems to work.
Pegi Eyers is the author of Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community, an award-winning book that explores strategies for social justice, uncolonization, ethnocultural identity, building land-emergent community & resilience in times of massive change.
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