That Would Really Be Something – Poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

That Would Really Be Something



I would like to make nothing

a verb. I nothing. You nothing.


We nothing. That second person

plural is my favorite conjugation.


Imagine. Both of us not hinging together.

Where? I don’t care. The garden.


The alley. The canyon. The floor.

More nothing. Oh, it’s nothing.


Nothing is sacred, any more.

And there, on the altar of air


our minds and bodies rest. They unfold

in the hollow, the gaps. Though


when nothing happens, that’s

all I want to talk about. I thrill


at nothing. I love nothing.

Nothing’s perfect. Nothing’s easy.


The grass continues to grow.

Nothing to do. Nothing to say.


Let’s do nothing together all day.


~Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer



This poem was a gift to me this morning from an eclectic spirituality listserv that I’m on. Blessings to that listserv and their shared wisdom.

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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