Who is on the plum tree?
Inspired by a blog by The Secret Keeper on the importance of story in our lives, I thought I would add something of my own, expressed here though a poem I published in the original version of The Coming Of The Feminine Christ.
The Secret Keeper included this quote by Rilke in her post, which has inspired my response:
“How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet
Myths Are Parables
By Niamh Clune
Myths are parables
that speak in tongues
of universal lives
out of which
human consciousness is molded.
We live in them
as they live in us.
We move in them
as they move in us.
doing battle with their own shadows,
influencing the zodiac,
blazing their trail across the heavens,
charting the journey
each soul must make.
Turning the wheel of incarnation,
They bequeath us their myths:
heavenly maps that guide
each lost and wandering soul home.
Their myths allegorise the inner life.
Their angelic imperfections are the sins
that keep us on the cross of suffering.
We, the weary travelers seeking resolution,
must atone for the sins of angels,
first born of Spirit.
Thus, is spirit baptized…
through the mystical Blood
that courses in our veins.
Niamh Clune copyright 2013