Song of the Holy Woman A poem by Ethel Mortenson Davis Song of the Holy WomanSong of the Holy Woman – A Poem by Ethel Mortenson Davis
Happy Saturday! I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great start!
I enjoy reading so many poems published in several places, especially poetrybreakfast.com, where they publish a new poem every weekday morning. Yesterday, I read a poem there called “Song of the Holy Woman” by Ethel Mortenson Davis.
I love how “Song of the Holy Woman” tells a story in a way that pulls you in, and how I, like the narrator, want to see this holy woman.
Holy woman is a great name for this mysterious visitor. The name invokes a sense of existing goodness that should be sought out as opposed to being a threat or some messenger who bears bad news.
The meaning of “Leaving an awakening” is two-fold, which is what I like: that of the narrator having woken up from this dream, and a spiritual enlightenment.
When reading poems, I especially enjoy reading the last line or stanza because this part, depending on the poem, would give an interesting twist of perspective to the poem as a whole and make me think about what the poem is about from a different viewpoint.
Read more poems on poetrybreakfast.com.
Teresa Sargeant is an award-winning journalist and author. She released her first collection of short stories “Inner Demons” in October 2020. She is the author of the short story ebooks “Eve the First,” “For My Sister,” and “Sammy’s Butterflies” “A Symphony of Silence” is her second poetry collection. Her latest short story “Healing” is published on Short Fiction Break.