A Little Planet
Every particle of every thing
rock, water, flower, human
has been in the same place flaming
in the heart of our ancient sun
before the earth
came flying out of it.
The irises in your eyes
the tissue of roses
the slow giant rocks in mountain hearts
were all born flaming
locked in the sun as it drifted
like a light on dark water.
–Lawrence Collins in The Earth Speaks
“The Goddess Herself is not a belief or a dogma, she is a symbol for a transformative understanding of what is already here, what we know, what we can become. She is a real power, the name we give to the binding force that holds together the universe.”
–Starhawk (in The Politics of Women’s Spirituality)