Keeping Things Whole – Poem by Mark Strand, in Homage

In a field
I am the absence
of field.
This is
always the case.
Wherever I am
I am what is missing.

When I walk
I part the air
and always
the air moves in
to fill the spaces
where my body’s been.

We all have reasons
for moving.
I move
To keep things whole.

Thank you, Mark Strand, for your gift of the word, verse, brilliance and imagery.
May your passing carry great joy and love into the next stage of your soul journey.

Thank you to my beautiful and so gifted glass artist friend, Marcia Wiley of Wileyware, for alerting me to this poem and the passing of this great poet.


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.
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2 Responses to Keeping Things Whole – Poem by Mark Strand, in Homage

  1. Sue Lyman says:

    Beautiful Mare, thanks for posting

  2. Yah… it’s a really lovely poem. Love you, Sue!

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