Lady Poets by Maggie Macary; Mythopoetry Scholar volume one 2010:mythopoetry.com, publisher
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Annual Reflections In Depth Perspectives
Mythopoetry Scholar Ezine volume one Jan. 2010
scanner Art by Richard Lance Williams
This Issue: Health & Well-Being

 

Lady Poets
To Sylvia, Ann, Adrienne, and Erica

No one ever told me
Of the difference;
I listened to THEM,
The ones who spoke
Without blood in their words;
Rarefied, like uncursed oracles;
Undefiled,
Unlike what I knew;
Unlike what I am.
I listened.
But monthly I bled,
And sometimes
It became ink,
And I was ashamed
Of what came
And I was silent.
I wasn’t told
Of the difference,
Of the others who knew,
That the blood was good,
And that it was warm.

The others,
The different ones,
Knew how to speak,
And their words
Flowed with the blood,
And mixed with the ink.


-Maggie Macary, 1979

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Maggie Macary Ph.D
AUTHOR BIO
Cultural mythologer, Maggie Macary worked on line through mythandculture.com between 2000-2006. Myth & Culture's mission statement listed its primary interest as one that helped enable people to find meaning in what seemed to be a meaningless world through the study of mythology and archetypal psychology both within the contemporary culture and within individual psyche. 

The primary focus of her writings sees mythic mind as providing the structure and meaning in contemporary life. Her dissertation research covers myths of fat body.


***permission to reprint the essays of Maggie Macary has been granted mythopoetry.com by the executor of the estate of Maggie Macary. Mythopoetry Scholar/mythopoetry.com wishes to thank Doug Macary& Martin Macary for their generousity in making her essays available to you.


see also Mythopoetry Scholar volume one 2010, The Terror Within


additional essays by Dr Maggie Macary published to mythopoetry.com


Transcending the Leaky Vessel; Opening Pandora's Box

The Chryselephantine Athene

The Guardian At The Threshold

Pink Hearts Can't Be Broken

A Monotheistic State of Mind

A Depth Perspective In The World

The Dominant Fiction


What Is Myth, 2006 or Nymphs and Stuff

The Misuse of Myth

Myth-Making In America

Poetic Basis of Mind

The Mythos In the Logos




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