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VILLANELLE FOR WOMEN TRAVELLERS


Dear women who have made the pilgrimage

To far off lands to seek Her mystery

And teach yourselves your own sweet heritage,

And meet Her, new found, with Her your life engage

In temples, caves, and ancient masonry

Dear women who have made the pilgrimage

Who seek to understand the old language

Wiped from our souls with such ferocity

But never lost , and now bright upon the page

As banners fly with Her immense image

On hill and tower, they shake triumphantly-

Dear women who have made the pilgrimage

Dance sing and shout for joy, regain the stage

For women everywhere in slavery

Help them find Her in all their righteous rage.

Bless all who work to build the Goddess Age

Who mark the path of our own life's journey,

Dear women who have made the pilgrimage

To far off lands to seek Her mystery.


© Asphodel P. Long (Goddessing 2001)

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