(ii the high priestess)
tonight on my way home a doe crossed my path i looked up into the sky & clearly saw the features of your face
your beauty overwhelmed me
lady artemis! ever virgin! ever autonomous!
you dance across the sky like you chase the deer with your maidens & your hounds
goddess of tomboys! goddess of she-wisdom & moon magic! goddess of the hunt & goddess of healing!
i call to you
oh mother moon! mountain mother! oh queen of the oh so starry night!
i long to immerse myself in your lustrous lunar light
& strip away everything revealing
© polly macdavid
cross-posted (in a slighted different form) at http://silverapplequeen.blogspot.com/