March is Women’s History Month

A great deal of information and inspiration can be found at the Womens’ History Month (Library of Congress) site. Check it out and Happy Women’s History Month!

NASA planet symbols: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto. Image courtesy of NASA 

woman is a pagan
Annette Marie Hyder

object of wonder
the magical influence
of a star

wish on her body/person
put her on a pedestal
perched up high —
pin her to the sky

but she is always ready
to fling herself down
in crashing, shooting glory
the fire of a sun
informs her nature
she shines

what is woman’s intuition
but the incense smoke
of starlit insight
what does a woman want
but stardust and influence —
to exercise her nature

she personifies venus
she leans over mars, sinking
but she is also
always rising