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(meant to be chanted in a pattern with 1 measure of 6/8 followed by two measures of 2/8. ONE two three FOUR five six ONE two ONE two, repeat. The last word in a phrase gets a breath after it, or held. “BREAD of my MOUTH (breath) MOTHer MOTHer”)

Bread of my mouth

mother, mother.

Dust of my bones

mother, mother.

Blood of my thighs

mother, mother.

Salt of the earth,

mother, mother.

 

Wrap me in arms

mother, mother.

Feast on my heart

mother, mother.

Devour me whole

mother, mother.

Build me anew

mother, mother.

 

Spin me in silks

mother, mother.

Drape me in rags

mother, mother.

Warm me in life

mother, mother.

Cradle my death

mother, mother.

 

Gave to me birth

mother, mother.

Created my flesh

mother, mother.

Under my feet

mother, mother.

You are my world

mother, mother.

 

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Mother of Horses

woman who rides and runs

grant me the freedom to run wild

seat me in my body, in the moment

blind me to anything beyond the next step, next breath, next heartbeat

remind me of the joy of keeping up

of stretching, pushing, diving forth

Let me run with the herd

grasses parting beneath our hooves

let me fly beneath the sun

sweating, aching

Teach my neck to arch

my feet to dance unfettered

Mother of Horses

set me free

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