Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy





"A woman is of the earth. She may have many harvests,each according to its own season." ~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff, Good Mother, Welcome.

The wind and the waves

by Ingrid Goff-Maidoff
from One Thousand Evenings More

 

 

 

 

 

The wind and waves are mad lovers today,
Unashamed, shivering for all to see.
Slate silver mountains merge, triumph and sway,
Silken curves shudder to union then flee.
Fleet fingers pull against soft sheeted shore,
Turn and return pitching white crested froth,
Linger a moment, then slip back once more,
Mighty crescendos do hallow their troth!
In restless tango the ocean’s skirts swirl,
No-one may witness this dance and be spared.
Beach stones and pebbles applaud in the whirl.
At times I’ve not looked- or I haven’t dared.
These loves are like storms, and then the wind’s gone.
The sea herself calms, and mirrors the sun.

 

 

from What Holds Us ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Ingrid Goff-Maidoff is a universalist poet, mystic, celebrant of beauty and encourager of spirit who lives on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Her work appears in numerous anthologies, and she has lovingly created dozens of books and gifts that help deepen intimacy with the sacred. Her blog, her inspirational offerings, and her popular Joy Postcards Newsletter all are found at http://www.ingridgoffmaidoff.com