The Rising Feminine Principle (1)

Michael Peach

It wasn’t Eve, our culture’s First Woman, herself
That tasted the forbidden fruit and fell
But the female force in her and in the Man,
Which should have let them live at one with Nature.

This primal urge, intent on wholeness, love
And harmony, has now at last begun
To free itself from the phallic Serpent’s sway
And help us find our way to Eden’s gates.

    7 July, 1998

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