The goddesses of mythology say something elemental
And were denizens of the inner world,
lending balance and richness to human lives.
We, the humans, just accept the Jungian concept of symbols
And asking How? or WHY? or Where? or What?.
Images of her psyche makes us thirsty to drink deep.
The images, interwoven with man, woman and beast
reflect the spiritual powers of Shamans with myths.
Of all the goddesses, I invoke goddess Branwen,
the white-breasted daughter of the sea
And the goddess of the moon, love and fertility.
Matholwch of Ireland sued for her hand and
they were soon married and Branwen came to Ireland.
She proved herself right as the goddess of fertility
similar to the Greek goddesses like Aphrodite and Venus.
and bore him a son, Gwem. But the Irish people didn’t like
the aliened queen and as such was banished
to the kitchen and slaved and boxed by the butcher.
And died of a broken heart
October 30, 2014
Form: Free Verse
Dr. Ram Mehta
Contest: by Debbie Guzzi