At the moment for uni I'm looking at Australian Theatre and doing an assignment on Dorothy Hewett's The Chapel Perilous. We have a number of plays to choose from (the ones prescribed for HSC Drama) and I'm a little embarrassed by how obvious my choice is.
Anyway, I thought it would be a good time to begin posting the motherhood poems I'd collected for Mamapalooza. (Remember I said I'd park those here?)
So here we go, beginning with a poem by Dorothy Hewett.
Tapestry - Dorothy Hewett
There is a lady in the forest
with a pointed headdress
on a carpet of leaves between the lion and the unicorn
and the emblematic trees.
What meaning has she (if any)
something to do with a perpetual
virginity forever untried
something to do
with the calm and gentle
lives of women
between the lion and the unicorn
one to devour one to love.