FALL 2007

Dea Madre della Sardegna*

Keywords: Dark Mother, Divine Feminine, Sardinia, spirituality

Breasts of earth rise toward the clouds,
granite nipples kiss the sky:

Madre
Madre
Dea
Dea

Sacred saffron sweetens the pasta,
menhirs mark the homeward path:

Madre
Madre
Dea
Dea

Brazen poppies people the ruins,
memories echo in vulva grottos:

Madre
Madre
Dea
Dea

Roses rise from a sea of amnesia,
red tongued priestesses sing sacred songs:

Madre
Madre
Dea
Dea

Dolmens embrace the stony wind
remembering, remembering:

Madre
Madre
Dea
Dea

*English translation: Mother God of Sardinia

Author’s Note: Sardinia is an island off the coast of mainland Italy, a bit north and west of Sicily. Part of present-day Italy, Sardinia has ancient roots connecting to the African Dark Mother, having been on the migratory pathways out of Africa, as well as home to Canaanite entreposts during ancient times. Both the indigenous peoples of the island and the Canaanites, who later settled there, revered an ancient Mother God. In Sardinia this Mother God is known as the Dea Madre.