Ishtar

ishtar wht s

What is revealed
between
the mysterious symbols
of naked dreams?

Edges
walking on air

Small wonders
formed
of transparent
whispers

The perfect vanishing point

NaPoWriMo wants a narrative today.  This is about as close as I can get (which is pretty far away).  Words courtesy of the collage box Oracle.

ishtar left s

Ishtar is one of those love/war/fertility/justice goddesses…an expression of duality and conflicting desires.  But she is definitely about women’s empowerment.

ishtar center s

And she managed to visit the Underworld and get back to the upper world again–with a little help and by sacrificing her husband (in some versions of the story justified, in some not so much)–so is also a goddess of the between, the transitional.

ishtar right s

And of course she also has associations with the moon and the stars and creatures with wings.

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21 responses to “Ishtar”

  1. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Wow this is amazing never knew so much about Ishtar and nice poem, M.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. rivrvlogr says :

    Is transition a phase. Do we even exist in that moment between? Or is it another dream?

    Liked by 2 people

  3. merrildsmith says :

    Another version of the Oracle!
    I particularly love those last few lines.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. charlotteash says :

    I need to find out about this oracle you and Merril and Jane have hiding somewhere. Love this.
    I’m having problems with today’s prompt. Le sigh.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. deuxiemepeau says :

    This is amazing, so striking, the collage is a powerhouse just like Iashtar and her ‘missing’ husband!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sharon Mann says :

    I love the linear transition of images and powerful words.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. sheldonk2014 says :

    I love this guys…..and it’s prefect for the times we are living in

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Ennle Madresan says :

    Had to come back for this one…your work always amazes me because it’s particularly unique. I realize everyone’s writing is…but yours, and a few others stands out.

    Liked by 1 person

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