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I saw Mary in Peru
as pastel chalks skimmed over
a gray concrete sidewalk, felting the surface,
baby blues and pinks vibrated with naiveté. 

The artist knelt 
each stroke given in homage
to the Mother of all.
I see Mary.
	The Quechua see
Pachamama, earth-time mother,
the oval shape of her beatific head
tilts as if she’s watching—
when as the dragoness she rises, 
she shakes
	the ground. 

A son of Lima dressed the dreary gray day
with earth stone. Chalk forms Her breasts.
He prays. 	We are all children 
at the feet of the Mother;
	the celestial sun and moon were 
	from her loins.

I saw Mary as he drew with diligence.
I saw my mother and myself,
let all who birth	 be

First Published in About Place Journal Vol III Issue II

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 4/14/2015 10:40:00 AM
Your message is vivid, clear and conspicuously imaginative. Good work and definitely a 7
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Date: 3/23/2015 11:44:00 PM
Lovely mother's lovely son never forgets her and keep in own lovely heart. Beautiful and outstanding. Loved always,bl
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Date: 3/16/2015 8:00:00 AM
Outstanding chalk art and poetry! A worthy tribute to all mothers. inspirational stroke! #7 // paul
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Date: 3/14/2015 5:34:00 PM
"I saw my mother and myself..." This is a lovely homage to Divine Mother... Debbie, each verse paints right along with caption. Will you have more to say about your 'Three Line Poetry?' Or, should I just go ahead and submit what I've done? Namaste!
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Date: 3/14/2015 1:55:00 PM
Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Blessings. Love
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Date: 3/14/2015 5:02:00 AM
It is fasinating to see what a person can create from a flat surface..How art has risen from the works of yore..Beautiful work that you have done..Thanks for dropping by my blog page...Looking forward to your work appearing..Be sure to read my contest entry page very well taking note of what I want..Notice what I want for the title and the two forms to use..I will be easy on everyone to an extent..Sara
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Date: 3/12/2015 10:38:00 PM
This is great free verse writing, Debs. I like how you relate Mother Mary to the mother of the Indians and in the end, to all of us as mothers. Beautiful. (thanks for my haiku win. I am so glad it finally came to me)
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Date: 3/12/2015 1:31:00 PM
Really nice poem! I enjoyed this!
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Date: 3/12/2015 11:11:00 AM
Wow. I am seeing peace. Nice write. If people are nice, there would be no conflicts. Love lots. Neldy Jolo
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Date: 3/11/2015 4:15:00 PM
PRAISE TO YOU..ADMIRING..LOVING AND from heart..respect evry part..u seem to be more artistic than u sound coz its only a true soul tht can find true faiths and true words...
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/11/2015 4:19:00 PM
God speaks ALL languages for he created the WORD ;)
Date: 3/10/2015 11:50:00 PM
This is simply stunning Debbie. Your free verse can't be topped!
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Date: 3/10/2015 8:56:00 PM
This is a surreal journey into a fantasy drawing inspired by the vision of an earth mother nurturing life and the soul of Man. Emile. #7
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 3/10/2015 10:11:00 PM
Thanks Emile!