Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Act of Love

The fruit falls swiftly from the tree,
the bulls stand silent in the lake,
the figure crucified is seen
upon the framework of the dream.
With arms spread wide and silent eyes
they lift her high upon the boughs
and turn her face towards the south
where white-flanked cows raise shining knives
above the meek and pious brows.
With sure and steady strokes they strip
pink flesh from each initiate,
to bathe in sacred waters then
the raw-bled truth of god and men.
The wise man watches, monkey-faced
and clasps each paw in full embrace
around the pierced and bleeding feet
of Woman, raised … her Self to meet.
Then gathered in small, blackened arms
the corpse is carried to the edge
of water, sanctified and deep
wherein the Goddess counsel keeps.
To lie beneath the water’s chill
and watch through full and empty eyes
the blood-washed sacrifice above
has been her greatest act of love.


  1. shivers...really great imagery the beautiful and the gruesome...the crucifiction and nature brought together...the staring back from beneath the water as well is a chilly image...

    1. The inspiration came from a dream I had.

  2. I'm with Brian on this - there is imagery here that really impacts the imagination, both beautiful and cruel: the full and empty eyes are particularly disturbing!

    1. Jung said symbol is the lost language of the soul and the dream I had led to this mythic interpretation.

  3. love the contrasting images in between, powerful write.