Poetry

Sacred Poems by Minka de Vos

This is a selection of Minka’s poetry from her book “Feminine Treasures” and will appear an upcoming book of poetry.

Flowering Women

When the flowers within us
Blossom together
The garden is fragrant
Our hearts fill with colour
When the buds of our being
Arise from the source
The palace is golden
Our bodies are glorious
When the stars of the heavens
Shine light through our bodies
Our ancestors rejoice
Our cells are reborn

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The Goddess Rejoices

Mirrors and sparkles glitter before me
The majesty of colour revealing

Landscapes of soul in rainbow fields
Warming my heart, delighting my eyes

Woman of all ages form a cauldron
Luscious, sweet and wise
Gathering together to embrace our essence
Gathering our energy to grow our beauty
Stories of separation drift into the distance
As the moment of connection draws near
We are the women on the edge
Pressing through the walls of time

Being embraced by the angels
our future births are blessed

Beloved Mother of All welcomes us home
And the Goddess within rejoices

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Women in Open Field

Space opens in our hearts
Smelling fragrance, sweet and wild
As the mist of dusk drifts through us

We open our arms to the sea
Our voices spread love far and wide
As seagulls cry above rocky cliffs

Breathing in the ocean power
Gives us hope for womankind
As we dance in the vastness of life

(After workshop on Salt Spring Island, 2010)
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Divine Marriage

I love the way you move,
the way your passion rises
pulsing, waving, spiralling
Born into life
I bow to you, dear sex and say I do

I love the way you radiate
Shining light on my mystery
Pulsing, understanding, embracing
Born into consciousness
I bow to you, dear heart and say I do

We are the marriage
Of fire and water
Our child plays in the steam of creation
Born into humanity
We bow to you, dear Divine and say we do

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Alchemy of Opposites

I dissolve into you
You dissolve into me

When once I shut down,
you raised your eyebrows
When I worked so hard,
And you played so freely

Pushing, pulling, faster and faster
Vibrating like a sperm’s tail
Swimming into the egg

Born into Oneness again and again
We are reminded that our splits and our tiffs
Come from the Tao and return to the Tao
With a sigh of compassion

I long to open to you
You long to open to me

Let us not forget
The longing of the Source
To merge the alchemy of opposites

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Soulrays

Breezes through cedars
Moonlight through bones
Soulrays through auras
Touch the unknown

 

Sacred Poems by Participants in Feminine Treasures Workshops

Grace, beauty, joy, power, love, bliss, energy, flower, communion,
standing tall unified,
wives mothers sisters daughters,
Women in our totality,
a celebration of our nature,
laughter and tears,
sun and rain,
light and dark,
energy and flow,
flow and dance,
heat,
support and caring, alone and together,
intermingling and separating
shared space and solitude,
focus on the moment
a time out of life to bring us back to the world,
one circle higher up our spiral,
leaving not the same women we came
more joyous, connected, whole, powerful,
flowing with energy and life
knowing our potency and our potential

by Andrea Hanslip

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Mother Goddess

Mother Goddess
Wraps Her arms around me.
Too much Too little
What will it be?
Womb responds
Cauldron fills
Who are you meant to be?
“We all come from the Goddess
And to her we shall return…..”
A Prayer so familiar
But lost in Shadows,
Uncovered in Play and Song
Revealed in Energy.

by Angele

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Eggstatic Dancing Dragon Cowgirls

Goddesses of Garbonzos
Sweetly swinging as we’re singing
Bright and Bold
Sexually Succulent
The Many Essences
of Women we are
Sharing Secret ritual of Springbank
Lucious Learnings
Yum yum yum yum
Kidney
Liver
Heart
Spleen
We are here to be seen

YEE HAW

by kirei yasunori

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Peace, soft and thick in the morning air, condenses into dew.
Peace, soft in my body, condenses into pearls.

Pearls spin and flow, rise and fall, within and without me,
Cleansing and protecting,

Spiralling into joy, love, openness, strength, courage, gentleness, kindness.
Radiating the golden harmony of compassion.

Linda Fisher, Summer Retreat 2011

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Energized radiant peace
Flowing through my being
Silent ground of joy

Julie, summer retreat 2011