Mother of dark soil,
And vast ocean,
Mother who births plants,
And four-footed beasts —
Mother who nurses the stars,
The black universe —
Mother who suckles the children of earth —
Mother who holds creation in strong arms,
Rocking it through the ages
With the lullaby of life —
Show us your face, O Divine Mother.
Show us your face.
— Mary Lou Kownacki in God Has No Religion
by Frances Sheridan Goulart, editor