Gaia Births the Laughing Goddess

The Golden child peers
from the bluegreen womb of Mother Gaia.
Gladly she thrusts out
her arms to greet us.
On the belly of the Laughing Goddess
rises the spiral of transformation.
Mother Gaia carries the sacred rattle
of the Underworld
in her left hand
and the sacred rattle
of the Above World in her right.
At her throat rests the symbol
of the great feminine -
the ancient vessel.
30w x 60h x 16d 1994
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