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To the River Goddess’


To the River Goddess’

OSHUN, The River Goddess
Brass and parrots’ feathers
on a velvet skin.
White cowrie shells
on black buttocks.
Her eyes sparkle in the forest,
like the sun on the river.
She is the wisdon of the forest
she is the wisdom of the river.
Where the doctor failed
she cures with fresh water.
Where the medicine is impotent
she cures with cool water.
She cures the child
and does not charge the father.
She feeds the barren woman with honey
and her dry body swells up
like a juicy palm fruit.
Oh, how sweet
is the touch of a child’s hand!
Ulli Beier 
About tenthltr2u (1074 Articles)
A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

7 Comments on To the River Goddess’

  1. Picturesque prose…very nice.


  2. Tenthltr2u, Thank you for this "A Space of SpacesMake sure you’ve got plenty of time. This one will take you around the planet and then some." I’m visiting from my other Space. Thanks for stopping by and for the comments. .。.:⊹⊱✿*Rose


  3. 美丽的南京 // November 8, 2005 at 12:17 pm // Reply

    Hello,I come from Nanjing Jiangsu China ,Wonderful prose.I like it .


  4. Thank you for visiting my site!


  5. ME,Please check back with me, I’d love to comment on your question regarding "equal racisim" but I was unable to on your site.Peace,


  6. To " Me" I couldn’t leave a comment either. Racism has nothing to do with color…but is about ignorance.


  7. Wow, that makes me hear the sound of a djembe drum and the voices of the people raised in gratitude and praise.Celebrating the sacred,Sister Cat


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