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She prayed to the gods,

“let me make love

to the trees in your forest”

but the gods were silent.

And so she implored them again

“let me couple with the creek

that sings through your valley,

bear me up

to embrace your mountains,

cradle me down

to mate with the sea”

but again the gods were silent.

And once more she cried out

with trembling heart,

“grant me consummation

with the universe this night!”

And once more

the gods were silent

but this time

they sent to her

a shaman,

one who was desiring

the same.

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(c) 1995, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright

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She prayed to the gods,

“let me make love

to the trees in your forest”

but the gods were silent

and so she implored them again

 

“let me couple with the creek

that sings through your valley,

bear me up

to embrace your mountains,

cradle me down

to mate with the sea”

.

but again the gods were silent

and again she cried out

with trembling heart,

“please grant me consummation

with the universe this night!”

.

and once more

the gods were silent

but this time

they sent a man to her,

a man who had prayed

for the same.

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(c) 1995, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright

 

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