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The Quickening

Circling a grassy field is a nest of intention.
Scaffold your thoughts to the sky,
weaving your visions in and out of the daylight;
drawing them taut with the filament of
full moons.

We cannot alter organic rhythms
with technologies of insistence.

Gestation is not a sacrament;
Nor a koan, totem-mantra of the intellectual elite.
It is sacred, preverbal, like the veins of a leaf -
Accessible to more children than popes.

The darktime calls us all by names
we remember
in her silence.

The open-handed
conjure the Gift
of embriosity:
a stirring, a movement -
the weak, erratic thumps
of a miracle
fumbling in the dark
to the edge
of this universe.

by Constance Mears

     

Celebration by Constance Mears

"Celebration"
By Constance Mears

     

Constance Mears is an artist/poet who lives on an island in the Puget Sound. Nests and the concepts of gestation and quickening have been a focus of her art and poems and meditations over the past two years. Her nest series paintings were recently featured in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is her first submission to Moondance.

   
 
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