All the remains of Gaia’s wet wilds,
You remember the early Earth.
Cradle the land from the swelling waters.
Atchafalaya, Candaba, La Digue, Pantanal
Ebb and flow, ebb and flow Fen-Slough Quag-Holm - -Swale-Muck and Mire. Animal. Fish-moss, insect and trees.
Sinister enchanted Body of Water
Fertile abundant Web of Life
Pitch decaying Well of Death
Call Sága, Uhlanga, Antheia and Frigg
Ebb and flow, ebb and flow Fen-Slough Quag-Holm - -Swale-Muck and Mire.
Animal. Fish-moss, insect and trees.
Verdant green life lies on deathly grey, only a second apart.
Lacework of moss, webs, roots and branches
Baptismal dress and shroud alike
Bangweulu, Lutece, Okavango, Everglade.
Your symphony, your symphony staged every night
Percussion of love and longing and ardor.
Songs of hope in the blinding darkness
Call Marica, Kirke, Ningal, and Nanše,
You cleanse the surge, the surge to the sea
Still, living tides bathe earthly greed
Constant filter kneads take and release
PaHayOkee, Bogue Chitto, Dismal, Sabine
Even the smallest, the smallest one matters
Your arms remember us all
Teaching us Stillness in the rhythmic tangle
Call Nerthus, Nammu, and Julia Brown
Song of the past, the past shows our future
Majestic Rot, we see your Rise
Your welling tears soothe Earth’s surface
Knit Creatures and Plants and Vapors as One.
Your Web calls the Mothers Come Oneness to birthing.
Your Web calls the Crones Come Oneness to death
Sing! Seen and unseen, Everything Matters
Sing resurrection. Resurrection. RESURRECTION.
Elizabeth Conway 2017