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God is in By Terri Hadley Ward

God is in By Terri Hadley Ward

God is in the green glass waves, in the wind that blows forgiveness across the sand, the screeching gull calling for the day to begin again, begin again.   Terri Hadley Ward is a writer and artist who gains creative inspiration from the sacred feminine and from being in nature. Her poems have appeared in […]

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The Tears of Goddesses by Terri Hadley Ward

The Tears of Goddesses by Terri Hadley Ward

My heart mourns for my goddess sisters living quietly trapped in the prisons of their past, with their magic shackled and their voices silenced by that relentless sadist, Fear. Rivers flow with the tears of women who gaze into their mirrors and see not enough; the earth shakes with the thunder of words swallowed and […]

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Dragon Reborn by Terri Hadley Ward

Dragon Reborn by Terri Hadley Ward

In the gray dusk dawning, the dragon woman wanders silent highways, gathering prayers, collecting hard pebbles of hope. Black-tongued snake twisting into the horizon, she ambles the soft gravel shoulder, murmuring incantations that stir dreams, awaken the lost, and turn the key for this imprisoned soul waiting to dance the wind. In the sun fire […]

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Jersey Shrimper by Terri Hadley Ward

Jersey Shrimper by Terri Hadley Ward

A Carolina Love Story I tasted the brine of the river as I gritted one end of the shrimp net in my teeth and clasped the other two ends in my hands.  With the awkward grace of someone who’d never cast a shrimp net in her life, I released the net from my teeth and […]

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In the Mirror by Terri Hadley Ward

In the Mirror by Terri Hadley Ward

She meets my gaze as she always does, hesitating… searching for truth, longing for acceptance… a prayer lost in deep blue, or are they gunmetal gray? I don’t want to see her. She looks away, over my shoulder, anywhere but at the jury who always finds her guilty. She smiles as she chokes on sharp […]

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Birthing the Wild Woman by Terri Hadley Ward

Birthing the Wild Woman by Terri Hadley Ward

I crouched in the howling, wandering shadow of the Wild Woman, a thirsty cactus, prickly and still. With gnarled leather hands cupping the sun and stars, She held the oceans to my lips. Life tumbled and flowed over my tongue, rivers streamed down my throat, and the universe rested in my belly. Beneath the dark […]

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Grandmother Oak by Terri Hadley Ward

Grandmother Oak by Terri Hadley Ward

When I was a tree, grandmother oak confided – I whispered my secrets to the stars and made love to the moon with limbs that caressed the sky. My soul whirled, bending, swaying, leaves dancing the breeze as my heartbeat thrummed to the chirrups and whistles of wrens and robins singing the sun awake in […]

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