To Burn the I – poem by Mare

To Burn the I

Take this flame this very match

struck by your side to light

a glow to show a mirror of the luminescence

that is embodied in this moment and the last

to continue onward beyond bones

outside the physical shell of this one dance

go reveal the silly shadow of the

I that is hatched in toddler steps

and achieves full baccalaureate before

being discovered for the trickster it is

indeed laughter is called for

with the foibles spurred and illusion created

all in the claim of great selfness

fed by dominion over and under other fantasies

of the mind that are so outside of the heart

and musty truths that take seeking to learn

maybe better a striking instead of that illuminating

wee stick of tinder to the reveal the Truth

perhaps some warmth in the hear and know.


feb, 2011


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-one 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.
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2 Responses to To Burn the I – poem by Mare

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