Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Every Woman Deserves a Poem

I want to tell you how beautiful you are 

in such a true and unforgettable way
that you will never doubt it again.
It will be as though through the lens of a poem
you will suddenly see:  yourself, truly
the whole you, naked.

It will be as though you are walking alone
in the woods when a great blue heron lifts
into the air, or a single wild orchid blooms,
or the moon shines down on still water,
and it is enough.
Your heart stops.
You are left
grateful, simply for being alive.

It will be your own beauty this time
taking you so suddenly and by surprise,
the mysterious beauty of your entire life
carefully inscribed  in your body. 

It will be as though the poem becomes
your dream lover, caresses your skin
with absolute tenderness, lights up
with its touch every cell in your body,
enters you with a gasp of astonished desire,
plunges deep into the secret
at the center of who you are. 

River Malcolm  

LIBRA: 9/23-10/22

The Scales
A woman born under this star, however, isn’t cold or mechanical! Warm and vibrant, she’s passionate about relationship and justice. A daughter of Venus is lovely, loving, charming, and creative. Her passion for beauty often leads to involvement in fashion or the arts. Her passion for people impels her to strive for fairness and social justice. In this quest, her gifts of discernment, negotiation, and persuasion come into play. Nobody creates consensus and harmony better than this charismatic lover of life.

In this image, the goddess kneels in the light of the setting Sun. She ponders the mystery of the scales and the difficulty of achieving the perfect balance she craves. The border shows four different Libran Venuses. Two hold scales to measure human hearts. Two play the Celtic harps of harmony. At the bottom, scales have achieved equilibrium in the heart. At top, they shine against the Sun of justice. Doves fly, bearing gifts of olive branches.

Celebrate her humanity and love of life!