The Women (Repost)

8 Mar

Here is a gem. Translated of course- but the best try i have seen to capture the infinite dimensions of a woman.

For I am the first and the last
I am the venerated and the despised
I am the prostitute and the saint
I am the wife and the virgin
I am the mother and the daughter
I am the arms of my mother
I am barren and my children are many
I am the married woman and the spinster
I am the woman who gives birth and she
who never procreated
I am the consolation for the pain of birth
I am the wife and the husband
And it was my man who created me
I am the mother of my father
I am the sister of my husband
And he is my rejected son
Always respect me
For I am the shameful and the magnificent one.

Hymn to Isis
– 3rd or 4th century BCE, discovered in Nag Hammadi

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One Response to “The Women (Repost)”

  1. Jeannie March 8, 2012 at 9:34 PM #

    I read this somewhere else this past week! Encompasses everything…

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