Saturday, March 08, 2008

International Women's Day 08

* Image of Nisaba by Susan Lee Solar

Summarian Scribe,
circa, 2700-2300 BC

Woman standing, knees bent,
arms folded over stomach—
reeling head tilted back
to sky in anguish,
arms folded across womb,
cradle of civilization.
Terra cotta woman—
standing at the dawn
of history, scribe,
shreiking at Sky,
reeling. 3687 years later,
give or take a few centuries,
I have come out from
woman/anguish to find you,
Nisaba, ancient one:
Send me power, to transform
the emperor whose passion
is control; send me power
to live fully, love completely,
with wisdom and grace;
send me power, Fire
and endurance; send me power
to be whole, not divided.

Let me ride the lion
and enjoy and not be food;
send me power and a thread
to follow; help me
find a way through the maze
of woman/soul; lead me back
to the deep healing
of language, the power
of symbol. Nisaba,
woman standing at the dawn
of history, translucent—
take me back there
to the first Word;
teach me well that I may sing
again your song, the one
that can transform the blow.

© Susan Bright, 1995
From House of The Mother

Susan Bright is the author of nineteen books of poetry. She is the editor of Plain View Press which since 1975 has published one-hundred-and-fifty books. Her work as a poet, publisher, activist and educator has taken her all over the United States and abroad. Her most recent book, The Layers of Our Seeing, is a collection of poetry, photographs and essays about peace done in collaboration with photographer Alan Pogue and Middle Eastern journalist, Muna Hamzeh.

International Women's Day, March 8,
is celebrated world-wide to honor women's
contributions to culture and to the workplace.

You-tube video above posted to let people know about
a march today in San Antonio, TX.


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