About Me

I Am

I am a leaf unfurling – a caterpillar under the leaf – a silken thread just beginning to turn.

I am a fallen siren – an otherworld raven – a lone wolf howling under a winter moon.

I am a flickering flame – the product of candle snuffers – a waxy taper made of scars and burns.

I am stark winter branches – the shadow of marginalization – a flowing river of fractured dreams.

I am an invisible thread – a threadbare apparition – the faintest shimmer in the foggy gloom.

I am Tierra Madre – the veil between living and dying – a broken goddess seeking the miracle of rebirth.

I am an unsung melody – a parched cry in the desert – a rainstorm of falling word fragments and unchained verse.

I am a shooting star – a starless night – a set of solitary paw prints in the dirt.

I am a midnight gardener – a rare ghost orchid – a wounded woman welcoming you to my tender patch of earth.

My “about me” is a reflection of my life as a survivor of domestic violence, medical trauma and epic battles with the grim reaper. The words written here sometimes take on different incarnations as my “I Am” process continues to unfold.

Many thanks for being here on this journey with me. May you find some words here that speak to your spirit and resonate with your soul.

Love is all, MW ❤️


86 thoughts on “About Me

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  3. whoa! how did I miss this??? Absolutely beautiful! I can relate to all your trauma above, and the pain that reshapes us. Mind and body. I am so glad to meet you Mother Wintermoon. And Winter is my favorite season….a clean palette to write upon.
    Blessings of Gaia on your sweet, deserving head.
    Lady Nyo (Jane)

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  4. I am deeply touched at the coincidences moving Spirit toward the meeting of our beings. Your words speak to my inner-most secrets, the dark side we all hide… until we grow wings to fly directly into it’s blackness, ripping it open to drink in the light that didn’t run. Glad you said hello! 😉

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  5. I found you again. I missed the announcement or the link to this site. I wondered where you were. So happy to find you again, Mother Wintermoon. Your words are rich and beautifully sweet like honey to refresh another’s soul. I hope that life is going well for you, my friend. Thank you for keeping up your mission in life. Continue to be the you that you were meant to be. Hugs!!

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  7. Hi,

    Apart from reading a lot of inspiring poetry, I am on a mission today:
    Would you be willing to lend your wonderful talents to this project?

    We have 140 contributions to date, and I am trying again to rope in as many contributors to the Poets for Peace challenge (in place until this the end of August). The many voices in response to this have been fantastic, and I’d love you to add yours (again, if applicable) if you can. Feel free to use an existing piece of writing or a new one asking for peace and/or about the troubled times in which we live.

    If you are interested, please leave your poem in the comments section of Neha’s blog and it will be added. https://forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com/2016/07/16/calling-all-poetscreative-minds-to-a-grand-collaboration-poets-for-peace/comment-page-5/#comment-19287

    Thank you –
    Your voice matters,

    ‘We are so grateful to be part of this community where poets and creative minds from around the world stand together uniting for PEACE! This collaboration is open till August 31st and we hope to see more of you join in!’
    – Neha

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  8. What a wonderful introduction, love the poem, sorry that you seem to have had so much trouble. I have had quite a few friends that have suffered rape, and violence from boy friends, it is very unnerving to realize just how common these dastardly acts are. Thanks for liking, reading and following my blog. I have written quite a bit against violence against women and children. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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    1. Yes, we still live in a rape culture society, where sexual violence against women is commonplace. The headlines attest to that. 1 in 3 women are sexually assaulted or abused. Some things never seem to change. Thanks so much Charles, for being a force of good in the world. I deeply appreciate your awareness, your caring words, and your support. It’s good that you have spoken out about violence towards women in your writing. Peace be upon you, MW

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      1. It is a most unfortunate state of affairs, in the poor communities here on the Cape Flats, one of the ways to survive is to join a gang, and unfortunately one of the prerequisites for joining is that you have to publicly rape a woman (are we really living in the 21st century?) so the problem here is massive. There are moves to try and change this, and stop this abuse of women. I pray that it will stop. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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          1. I have followed you on Facebook, but I went the other way round, from Facebook to this blog, so do not go onto Facebook that much. I tend to share everything on my blog on Facebook, and look at Facebook ones or twice a week, but if you are there i will try go over more often. As much as we would like to think that in the new South Africa things change quite fast actually they don’t and we are still struggling with a lot of the evils that happened because of Apartheid, and this is one of them. Charles.

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  9. Afrika Bohemian

    I love your words, especially “I am Gaia, the Triple Goddesses, the turtle bridging heaven and earth, the voice of a woman breaking barriers of silencing in tattered words, and unchained verse” blessed be the feminine, blessed be the mother…

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  10. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    whether it be an ember or small flame, you passed survivor well into thriving I suspect….
    I had to think on your words here…and come back 🙂
    they flow with the whispers on the wind….
    I have been known to be a midnight gardener, such a calm energy at that hour….
    your “unchained verse” makes me smile….for too long I let someone chain what I wrote….
    this is a year of awakening after four very long years, so to speak for me, I am enjoying remembering who I am….maybe you will let me use that phrase sometime 🙂
    I really like your thoughts….
    Thank you for sharing yourself with us…..
    Take Care…You Matter…

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    1. Thank you m’lady for your thoughts and thoughtful comment. Life as a survivor is a day by day, or moment by moment, process. I’m so glad your light is no longer hidden under a bushel. You bring joy and solace into the world and touch lives with your words. Your butterfly spirit must fly free! Bounteous blessings for everything good, ❤ MW

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