Enchanted Table 

See this old banquet table
Made of sacred oak wood
From a small Mediterranean island
Where the people still worship Artemis.
Legend has it that Saint Joan once ate here,
Gathering strenght
Before she went to capture Rheims.

A well-used table. 
Old scars worn smooth by time
And women's hands,
With new nicks and scratches that
Testify to present use.

The dark-grained satin wood
Beckons my cheek
To feel the energy of past meals
Flow and gather within me.

Goddess,
Give me strengh
For I too
Must capture Rheims. 
¤ Susan L. Roberts 1980 

 

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Garden Project © Jakki Moore 2017 

We wombstorm all the creative ways we might celebrate first harvest. One is belly dancing. Half of our dopamine and most of our serotonin, hormones associated with good feelings, are produced in the enteric brain in our bellies. Since the womb is adjacent to the small intestine, that gut feeling is more likely our delphic intuition.

Everything we wish to create in our world gestates inside of us. Our essence has ripened into a larger version of itself during the year's turnings. Now we harvest both the fruits of Her womb and the direct knowing of our own. 

The natural world is thriving with excitement and magic, and yet we feel aware that everything will die soon. Hail to Tonantzin, Ceres, Pomona, Demeter. We reap, feast, make corn dolls and work magic in the world. Let's cast a spell against corporate moves to grow GMO corn in Mexico, the cradle of 59 varieties of native corn. We give thanks, and above all, we give back to our planet. 

Susa Silvermarie © Mother Tongue Ink 2018 
Read more of Susa's work in We'Moon 2019: Fanning the Flame

 

Jakki Moore (Oslo, Norway) loves to travel & feels very grateful to use her art talents to bring attention & help those who need it most: animal, human & women's rights. 

Susa Silvermarie (Aijic, Mexico)  I turned 70 in 2017 and began a new life as an immigrant to Mexico. I blog, I write for several local publications and I run a weekly Write-to-a-prompt circle as well as a Writers Salon. I enjoy volunteering with an art program for Mexican children, and I truly love my life on the shore of Lake Chapala. Seeking local kindred spirits—come on down!  

Susan L. Roberts (Flushing, NY) studies Traditional Chinese Medicine, and other healing traditions, weaving them into her practice of occupational therapy and sustainable healthcare. Her VERY STRICT rules for life: 1) Have Fun! 2) Play Safely! 3) Make Friends! 4) Imagine!