earth women

for Nancy

we fight
& love
our men
with a vengeance

it is because
we know the slow passage
of silent rivers
moving underground

deeper still
the volcanic pulse
of molten gold & iron

the spin of the planet
on its axis
as she dances
around the sun

all this moves us
to walk quietly;
what seems solid
beneath our feet
is violently & volcanically alive

we remember earthquakes
& eruptions
in our bones

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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6 Responses to earth women

  1. Hmmmmm! strong! overflowing with rich evocativeness, warm suggestivity and multiple levels of meaning!

    • Thank you… Nice to know someone “gets” this, even though the friend I wrote it for won’t 🙂

      • I found it beautiful and intense, refflecting some of Nancy’s intensity, and also how close, trusting and intense your friendship with Nancy must have been!

        • 🙂 Nancy and I are both born under the same astrological sign. While I don’t buy into that line of thinking one bit, she just said to me casually this morning–Susan, we are both Virgos, which means we fight with our men constantly. I said, well, I tend to love him more than I fight him, but can do both with avengeance–hence–the inspiration for women born under earth signs, and that’s why she gets some of the credit. :)

          She will just say–yay Virgos, and leave it at that 🙂


  2. 🙂 Another earth sign…

    I live with 2 aquarians (not sure of the spelling there–spell check wants me to change it to aquariums, lol) and a little leo (my son), which is why I am sometimes out of my element 🙂

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