Maiden, Mother and Mage: A Day of Poetry

Maiden, Mother and Mage: A Day of Poetry

by Clarissa Simmens


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This is an autobiographical book of poems depicting one day, during three stages, in a life. The Moon actually has four quarters: New, Waxing, Full, Waning, with the Dark of the Moon a few hours before the New. Many Goddess-based beliefs use the Triple Goddess-- Maiden, Mother and Crone--to exemplify the stages of a woman's life. I like that but do not like the word "crone" because in modern language it conjures up visions of old, evil, ugly women. There is not one mature woman--that I know--who would fit that description. Instead, magic and wisdom is in each and every one of us. Here, then, is my brief but poetic story of a day as a 17-year-old hippie, as a 41-year-old runaway and as a 65-year-old retiree--trying to be wise--mage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499294965
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/29/2014
Pages: 58
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

About the Author

After retiring as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid at a Florida community college, I became a self-published author (what fun!). Growing herbs and experimenting by concocting healing salves and infusions is part of my spiritual life. As a 75% Romani, I learned to create my path, The Drom Ek Romani, from my grandmother, a drabarni, or herbalist, while growing up in Philadelphia. My books include The Gypsy's Book, Drab Lil: A Gypsy's Medicine Book, Madame Sosostris Explains (a poetry patchwork) and Maiden, Mother and Mage: A Day of Poetry. I live in Florida with my husband, a Rottie and a Rattie; my two sons and granddaughter live in Philadelphia.

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