marlene mountain
one-line haiku sequence
january 12 1983



you arrive dark

you arrive dark covers the mountain
   we shower away that other world
bible archeology astarte cups her breasts
   touching as in the sacred grove
& he said go forth & destroy the goddess people
   hewed stone 2 arms raised to the crescent
moon-shaped gismo in place your finger remains
   no fertility-cult (hers nor mine)

on every high hill and under every green tree
   we flow milk and honey
you leave light covers the mountain
   women weep for tammuz/baal

Wind Chimes #8 1983

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