"I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world." -Richard Dawkins

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Catechism for a Witch's Child


When they ask to see your gods
your book of prayers
show them lines
drawn delicately with veins
on the underside of a bird's wing
tell them you believe
in giant sycamores mottled
and stark against a winter sky
and in nights so frozen
stars crack open spilling streams of molten ice to earth
and tell them how you drank
the holy wine of honeysuckle
on a warm spring day
and of the softness
of your mother
who never taught you
death was life's reward
but who believed in the earth
and the sun
and a million, million light years
of being.

1 comment:

  1. That is a gorgeous poem. I might re-post it on LJ.

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