Mother Volcano


By Estelle Nora Harwit Amrani
From American Indian Women Poets:
Women Between the Worlds

Today is different.
Today the Earth has her say.
Time for a loving re-creation
for purification and renewal.
Her heart beats, gaining speed
with each breath she takes.

Energy and pressure, escalating
deep within the rich, brown womb;
movement stirring,
swaying, rocking, bubbling.
Juices steaming, red churning,
white fizzing, reaching a boil,
seeking a way out.
Higher, higher, narrower and narrower.
Booming, crying, singing a warning.

Explosion! Major Kundalini energy shot to the stars.
Pouring, oozing, seeping lava,
sanctifying all in its path.

Mother heaves a sigh of relief.
The liquid subsides, quiet returns;
Rest and tranquility reign.
Giving birth to new life;
a nurtured crystal gift from Mother Earth.
A new beginning.

© l993, Nora Harwit Amrani
revised © 2002, Estelle Nora Harwit Amrani
Photo of Anak Krakatau by Mike Lyvers, 1997, with thanks.