I answer to
the wave as it kisses the shoreline,
the keen twitch of the mountain hare’s ear,
the moon's innate audacity to expose herself in all phases,
the rumble of thunder rolling over the austere, grey tundra...
to the fecund earth beneath my feet
to the primordial longing in every beating heart
to the pendulous stars in the dark velvet sky
to the belly of creation...
I pledge allegiance to
summoned the whisper in Hildegard’s ear,
galvanized the courage in Jeanne d’Arc’s chest,
stitched the moxie into Frida’s shattered spine,
permeates my being with ceaseless elemental wonder...
I will not stifle.
I will not shrink.
I will reignite,
again and again
the flame of my heart;
and ever fluid....
sacred thread words & image © heather rhodes