Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Earthwoman and the Waterwoman By Denise Levertov
The earthwoman by her oven
tends her cakes of good grain.
The waterwoman's children
are spindle thin.
has oaktree arms. Her children
full of blood and milk
stamp through the woods shouting.
sings gay songs in a sad voice
with her moonshine children.
when the earthwoman
has had her fill of the good day
she curls tom sleep in her warm hut
a dark fruit cake sleep
but the waterwoman
goes dancing in the kisty lit-up town
in dragonfly dresses and blue shoes.