Thursday, February 2, 2012

Corn Mother


Whisper, Corn Mother.
Call my feet to fallow fields.
Fill my hands with seed.

Teach me, Corn Mother,
songs of earth and second sight
to tend the growing.

Bless me, Corn Mother,
in the ripening of this
furrowed, fertile womb.

According to Cherokee legend, the First Woman is the Corn Mother, goddess of the corn.


Haiku Challenge: Day 2

25 comments:

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

"Fill my hands with seed" will be my prayer, thanks to you. Amen.



Mother of the Snows
Mother of the Lights
Mother of the Winds

Manicddaily said...

Hi, I really like the poem. I must confess that I found the graphic a bit distracting, because it's such a really profound sort of poem and the graphic is a bit pop. (I'm the last to talk as my graphics are very pop and silly regardless of poem.) I really like the poem though. K.

Manicddaily said...

Hi, I really like the poem. I must confess that I found the graphic a bit distracting, because it's such a really profound sort of poem and the graphic is a bit pop. (I'm the last to talk as my graphics are very pop and silly regardless of poem.) I really like the poem though. K.

becca givens said...

I enjoyed reading this ... our Native American brothers and sisters appreciated all of Mother Nature's gifts with reverence!

Daydreamertoo said...

Beautiful

Fireblossom said...

Cool. I'm all about the Divine Feminine.

I don't think I will survive everybody doing haikus all month, though. It's been nice knowing you, MZ!

Mark Windham said...

Excellent

br!nDle said...

The Haiku's just awesome...loved it...:)

Brian Miller said...

really like your verse...the progression from the seed int he first to the womb in the last...nice...

hedgewitch said...

Always good to get your hands filled with seeds and your feet in the furrows, imo. And to thank the Mother of us all.

Susie Clevenger said...

What a wonderful haiku poem...

Sioux said...

What a wonderful trio of haikus. They were so well-done, the format was not even apparent until I read Fireblossom's comment (I know she ADORES haikus ;)

izzy said...

Love this - thanks! you put it perfectly.

ayala said...

Beautiful!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I think it is amazing that modern women can still feel the connection to these ancient female deities.

Claudia said...

i like...this is full of warmth, richness and fertility..

Caty said...

You do haiku so well. I love the progression of these three.

Caty said...

You do haiku so well. I love the progression of these three.

Fred Rutherford said...

I love myth. really nice job here, glad to see another haiku treat, now that makes two this week:)

TALON said...

Beautiful haiku, Mama Zen. I think you captured her essence perfectly.

Myrna R. said...

I really like this. It reads like a beautiful prayer.

Alice Audrey said...

Is it that time of year already? I need to order my fertilizer and start looking over seed catalogs. Not for corn, though. Not enough land to pull that off. *Sigh*

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Please forgive the redundancy, but once again, your work in uniformly excellent.

:) Thanks

Someone is Special said...

That's beautifully said Zen.. and Amen to your Haiku.. PS: Day 1 is still open, try writing for Day 1 too..

Someone is Special

Dave King said...

The visual all but put me off, but the poem drew me in. I could relate to the feelings behind it.