A Lantern in the Fog – poem by mare

A Lantern in the Fog


i sink deep

deeper in the grayness of unknowing

being the fog

that surrounds me

to extend my foot forward

onto that invisible stone

perched one in a line

a cold gray hard path

across this shimmering lake

of stress

with quiet darkness

coursing along the margins

of the stones.


a sinking calm silence

to hear the sound of one pebble’s

ancient wisdom

a seed actually

a compass that grows to the sun

and directs my foot forward

to find the next stone

in swirling mists

as blind as I am

my sinking gently collapses in seed

a fertile emptiness

in source for light

a lantern in the grayness

not lit by me.




Nov, 2010


About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-two years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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