Rainbow Goddess by Sara Wright

Winged Iris flew over earth and sea.

Rainbows luminesced in her wake.

Messenger from the clouds,

she gathered up the rain,

pouring it on dry cracked ground.

One transplanted rhizome bore

three green swords, and

a single grassy stalk,

unfurled ruffled velvet blossoms.

Furry lemon tongues lured

hummingbird and bee…

Iris thrived, spreading a delft blue sky

amid flaming orange mallow.

Sara is a naturalist, ethologist (a person who studies animals in their natural habitats) (former) Jungian Pattern Analyst, and a writer. She publishes her work regularly in a number of different venues and is presently living in Maine.



Categories: Ecofeminism, General, Goddess, Nature, Poetry

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5 replies

  1. Beautiful! I love irises but never really looked at them closely. Next summer I will!

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  2. Oh, please do – they are incredible flowers –

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  3. I love irises, the Goddess Iris, and this poem! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  4. What a lovely vivid poem, thank you. What made you think of Her now? Reminds me of the Rainbow Goddess article we did for our Goddess photography projec, that you might like: http://freesophia.com/the-goddess-project-made-in-her-image-5/

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  5. Such rich images. I love irises too. Thank you Sara.

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