Homage to the Worms – poem by Mare

this was inspired by a visit to a beautiful garden out in Baltimore County today and a lovely soul-sharing with an old friend/colleague. a beautiful day indeed.

Homage to the Worms

Is it not enough to dig my hands

into the soil to feel that moistness

and inhale the earthworms’ brown brown love?




Is it not enough to lie on the grass

face buried into the surrendering blades

to kiss the green lushness?




When the world pulls me to race

to and fro barely to stop to touch

a leaf or see that praying mantis calling me to still.




My mind so full of lists and shoulds and coulds

wants and pell-mell chaos of endless

streams of frittered thoughts,




Is it not enough to just allow the pollen

of nature around me draw my being into that awe

of love making all around me,




Surrounded on a living globe of more beauty

than I can possibly grasp of flowers, waterfalls,

and raging storms that splinter the sky,




Is it not enough to meet the pace of the slow spring bud

and grasp that soil gently to remember the place of

reverence and love no greater than the humble worm’s?





april, 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. www.marecromwell.com
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