Sonnet to Old Women’s Wisdom


It can’t be boxed,
the way knowledge is.
It lives in experience,
in the living
and learning from
a long story, voiced.
It does not reside in answers
but in the questions only those
who have eaten and drunk of life
dare voice.

We carry our foremothers
who live in our bones and hold our stories,
and they remind us:
a choice that supports us is wise.

with thanks to Amantha Murphy and the online Summit: Crones, Hags, and Women of Power

            ©Susa Silvermarie 2022

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