Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Eternal Spinster: Ties That Bind

Connecting each to each...
The clever spider Goddess of the Ainu,
Entwines her fabric into the threads of life.
The Moirae: Atropas, Clotho and Lachesis
Spin, measure and cut each destiny.
The Arabic Fate sisters, too:
Marat, Allat and Al'uzza
Bind us to all that has been.
Nordic Frigga ravels and unravels human existence.
Ana of the most ancient Mideast created the world,
Interlacing the woof and warp of the universe;
As is the duty of the Spider Woman of the Dine.
Binding and unwinding Penelope rewove each day:
 Arachne leaves her tears on the everlasting web...
Moon spirits thread the Dayak,
Nais, Sumatran, Objiwa, Cherokee, Chinese and Egyptian stories
From continent to the islands;
Across the Earth.
Teutonic Holda and Bertha sew
The Textiles of Life;
Separating, severing and repairing...
Artemis, Athene, Aphrodite, all
Telling the tales of the wisdom of women
From land to sky,
Creator to child,
Leaves to the wind...
The Legacies of  the eternal Spinstress.

copyright T. Truesdale 1998

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