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    Poem of the Month, August 2013: Cosmic Woman

    As this month’s featured poem, I chose “Cosmic Woman,” one of my all-time favorites by Ada Aharoni. It is included in her poetry collection Rare Flower. Ada just celebrated her 80th birthday.


    By Ada Aharoni

    They tell us
    you were first born
    in warm ocean womb
    caressed by sun fingers –
    daughter perhaps
    of the stormy love
    of two unruly atoms
    maddened by the solitude
    of eternal rounds
    in the steppes of times

    And your children,
    lively descendants
    of their stellar nucleus mother
    dropped from the sky
    in depths of ocean belly,
    born of green and brown seaweed
    and the laughs and cries
    of a blue bacteria

    Cosmic woman,
    when you chose earth
    as home for your vast roots
    at the beginning
    of the great human family,
    it was for life –
    not for death.
    Cosmic woman,
    you, who were born of the nucleus,
    from deadly nuclear mushroom
    Save your children



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