Sue Leigh Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deae matres

  (found at Corinium)

 

A Romano-British stone relief

from a nearby temple

three seated women

their faces softened by wind, rain

and love I like to think

 

they bear their small harvests

on their knees

 

oh mother goddesses

send blessings

on the land

fill the mouths of children

with bread and apples

 

 

 

Published in Oxford Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three goddesses