Mother of Us All

The mother of us all,
hard,
splendid as rock

Whatever there is of the land
it is she
who nourishes it
it is the earth I sing

Whoever you are
howsoever you come
across her sacred ground
you of the seas
you that fly

It is she
who nourishes you
she, out of her treasures
beautiful children
beautiful harvests
are achieved from you

The giving of life intself
the taking of it back


To Earth, the Mother of Us All
The Homeric Hymns
Hesiod's Theogony

translation by Charles Boer

painting by Cari Ferraro
2003

8.5 x 20
acrylic paste paper, gold leaf, gouache

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