Moon Mother

Ocean Dance

In my dreams, the women are drumming,

their waters are rising, silver and wild.

Making prayers of their bodies,

they dance as if swimming

under the Moon Mother spell.


© Angela Bigler 2016

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I didn’t know about fortune.

It was treasure you hunted,

or magically found,

something inherited.

Now I see it is grown

of a tiny seed planted,

deep in the soil of me.


©AngelaBigler 2017

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Great Mother Love

Her songs are earth deep mantras calling names of constellations into being.

Her light soaked in, released the magic pine and herbs.

All those folded flowers lifted up their sacred prayers – water, light, dirt, love.

Her gifts – who could forget them?

Did you see her gentle curves?

The way her spine supports her children?

It’s impossible to live without her heaven/earth transcendence.

Aren’t we all turning, turning with the planet that she raised?


©Abigler 2015

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A poem by my mother


Had I been adequately prepared for your visit,

I would have…

Plucked the weeds from my garden

And replaced them with budding beauties,

Invited you to sit on a soft carpet of moss,

Shaded by growing greenery,

Planned a picnic of your favorite delicacies from distant lands.


I could not arrange an appropriate setting,

Yet you made yourself at home among weeds and unpainted boards.

You refused refreshment and placed my needs ahead of your own.


Like our Lord, you came to serve.

Long after sunglow, I’ll savor your sensitivity.

~Nancy J. Ressler


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