Saturday, May 1, 2021

Macha’s Curse by Stephanie Woodfield

 

Painting by Laura Cameron


They thought they were greater than you.
Stronger than you,
more powerful than you,
more important than you.
Unquestioned in their cruelty,
and you a woman,
pregnant, unprotected.
No threat to the men of Ulster.
Yet still you pleaded with them.
Have mercy,
did not a mother bare you?
Have mercy,
looks can deceive.
I have power,
I have strength,
I have speed,
I know the words of power,
to bless,
to heal,
to curse,
to cripple,
to bring justice,
to bring low the men of Ulster.
If you will not hear me with the woman's voice,
I will curse you with a crow's voice.


Poem and art from the upcoming Girl God Anthology, Warrior Queen: Answering the Call of The Morrigan.

Stephanie Woodfield (Orlando, FL) has been a practicing Pagan for the past twenty years. A devotional polytheist, teacher, and Priestess of the Morrigan, she is one of the founding members of Morrigu's Daughters and is an organizer for several Pagan gatherings. Stephanie teaches classes on devotional work and magical practice in the US and internationally. A long time New Englander, she now resides in the Orlando area with her husband, a very pampered cat, and various reptiles. In her spare time she enjoys creating art out of skulls and other dead things. She is called to helping others forge meaningful experiences with the Morrigan, as well as the Gods and land of Ireland. Visit her online at https://www.stephaniewoodfield.com.

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