Mother to Mother
At the dawn of creation there was Love
saturating every hum of the vast stillness
even as a blazing burst of light scattered the heavens.
Infant earth was hurled into orbit
and came to rest in lazy circles around the sun.
As ages passed, she shifted, shimmered,
and transformed with infinite precision,
becoming the living, breathing Mother of life itself.
Our dear and glorious Mother Earth,
veiled in ripples of sea spray,
crowned with starlight dancing across her silver mountain peaks …
a wild and knowing cosmos swirls in her luminous eyes.
And her fiery heart aches with love
as she gazes upon her expectant daughter.
Tenderly they embrace, mother to mother.
With a quiet acquiescence, this beloved daughter
brings Mother Earth’s lifeforce within her,
protecting the sacred child she carries,
pulsing with heartbreak and understanding,
radiating an uncontainable joy,
turning her back on the darkness she knows too well
to welcome the Light as yet unknown.
DOROTHY BURY SHAW © 2019
Archival ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and collage elements on cotton rag paper.
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Also available in limited edition giclee prints.