Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Mules and Mountains/ imaginary gardens with real toads tuesday platform
Mules and Mountains
You spoke of feeling like a donkey
And I was reminded of Susan Griffin’s
Book, Woman and Nature -- Mules
She begins, “We are the mules.”
The work we were bred for
The cleaning, nurturing
The raising of children
Cooking…calculating the measurements
It is said, we are not logical
The mule balks for no apparent reason
Suddenly we find ourselves in tears
Susan says, “…she is clumsy
With the dullness of labor.”
Form and function
Labor also has its’ grace
Grace, unnamed, invisible, surviving
I stand harnessed to the plow
I see the mountains
My burden is small in comparison
February 2, 2019
I have taken some of Susan Griffin’s words from her book, Woman and Nature, The Roaring Inside Her -- Mules.
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