tall as a young fir,
head and shoulders above the rest,
and calls me
to an uncanny solitude
do not fall on Her.
She is ever-distant wildness.
A foreign logic rules Her realm.
her again and again,
with ever fiercer caring,
She remains ever-distant,
Midwifing my losses.
stands as tall
and straight as a young fir,
She cannot be seen
When I think
I feel a sweet poignant longing in my soul.
Most sweetly, it is in the wilderness,
There everything seems charged with Her...
in a heightened sense of awareness...
the breeze is caressing...
I could almost hear Her voice in the pines,
See Her in the shadows, standing tall.
I can almost sense where She is---there---just barely out of my vision.
I could almost walk up to Her...
I think...in ancient times the woman ran to the forest
to be with Artemis in the moonlight.
She has so many names Eileithyia, Diktinna, Leto, Hekate.
She is always Artemis to me...both Virgin Huntress and Terrible Wisdom of the Crone.
through old forest ...I ask"Is She here?"
and I drive along thinking...
"There by that old redwood...She is..."
"There near those ferns...She is..."
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