Guillermo Veloso

(September 25 1962 / New York City)

Earth as Woman


Giving, full and ripe
Brazen treacherous
Jealous of her seas
Worn and new
Babies at the nipple
Thighs wet with the tide
Callous and loving
Pitiless and pieta
What secrets does she hide away in her locket?
Heart shaped boxes/at ocean’s bottom

Submitted: Monday, October 19, 2009

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  • Guillermo Veloso (10/19/2009 9:32:00 PM)

    I think Patricia that i approached this from the other side with a vision of woman as earth rather that earth as woman, contradictory, dualistic, nuturing, mysterious and passionate in her nature (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (10/19/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    Love the mysterious nature of earth given here; and especially the line, 'Pitiless and pieta'. What an amazing vision. (Report) Reply

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