ISHTAR

Bringer of Light

Awaken, arise, let your love-light shine upon us.

May we be filled with your heavenly radiance –

Light our way

to the remembering of our womanly mysteries:

our sensuous flesh,

the gift of moon-blood mingling into earth,

the magnetic drawing power of desire,

the magnetic drawing power of desire,

the feather-touch of a lovers breath.

Moments of pure female animal –

the ecstatic wave of self-surrender;

Becoming something greater, swept up in the great flood-tides of life:

In the turn of the blood tide,

In the little death of orgasm,

In the greater death of childbirth,

In the spurting of mother’s milk,

May our bodies and lives be hallowed

With the memory of You.

ishara