earth ripples alive in her golden skin as wheat ripens under summer sun, pulses to fullness fattened by rain and wild airs. bronze rods of barley brushed by the weather, shimmer in fields of light as corn mother moves amongst us. her fertile body is swollen with grain, sheaf after sheaf—enough to bring bread to the whole planet, even to famine, if we work with the climate, tend our fields as holy places, share with those who lack as an act of Compassion. her belly is big with promise, with miracles, wonders, but our shadows stretch long on the harvest acres as we eat up the land. At the heart of the eleusinian mysteries lay a single grain of wheat—sun-energy so small, holding the future.
- rose flint © mother tongue ink 2013 [emphasis mine]