Wisewoman's World

Supplicants arrive unexpectedly
at the door of the wisewoman,
often under cover of night
so as not to advertise their need
for assistance.

“I want a child.”
“Cast me a love charm.”
“Cure my sick husband.”
“Banish my neighbor.”

There’s no telling what a wisewoman will hear.
If she’s true to her calling and her craft
there will be some she cannot help,
and others she will not –
for the remedy they seek brings with it
too much darkness and travail.

It’s not an easy gift,
this mantle of magick,
but one that when successful
brings joy, or at least
a modicum of comfort,
to the seeker.

A wisewoman’s life is a lonely one.
Apart from being sought for her skill
she is often shunned,
feared and distrusted in the every day
even by those whom she helps.

And further, it is not meet
to work the wand for her own gain.
She must pray that what good she does
ripples back to her
in karmic payment for her wisdom.

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie112 months ago

    Wise women have to be careful – they can be accused of all kinds of things. Isn’t it strange, when a man is considered wise, it is because he is clever, when a woman is considered wise, it is thought she had to have help from the devil, or familiars, or goblins, she couldn’t possibly be wise all by herself.

  • Indeed, that old gender bias infects EVERYTHING!

    – RC deWinter

  • devotee1
    devotee112 months ago

    Your are a wise woman:)) Good one, love it!

  • Sometimes I am, Joe, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy12 months ago

  • Many thanks, always an honor.

    – RC deWinter

  • tori yule
    tori yule12 months ago
  • Thank you, Tori! Much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulatons on your feature nicely written and presented

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  • Thanks so much, Bonita.

    – RC deWinter

  • tori yule
    tori yule12 months ago

    Congratulations! Your work is beautifully written!
    View your feature here and join me in congratulating your co-creators
    July 2013

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮
  • What a sweet gif, thank you, Bonita.

    – RC deWinter

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