A Man’s Work

your hands raise earth

to shape the hearth

where we are purged

by love’s fire.

.

it flickers and swerves

leaping the turns

to sculpt the curves

of this woman’s heart,

a chalice of world

where desires merge

into one.

.

so sun

and moon

gaze into each other’s light

over the hushed lullaby

of pines.

.

We live in a world where men are admired for their material wealth and occupation, a false understanding of true power. It is through his husbanding and fathering capacity, which is far more than merely biological, that a spiritual man reveals the soul of the world. A man’s gifts of strength, clarity, generosity, justice, and stewardship are also present in a woman’s heart. He helps her to see and own those qualities. A husband is one who raises the daughter in a woman to the status of queen…mother and wife. In turn, she gifts him the world reborn. This dynamic is present in every person.

© M.G. Iannucci 2017

Art by Irene Suchocki on Etsy

11 thoughts on “A Man’s Work

      1. Even for the ‘better’ ones, it takes a spectacular failure or two to become an independent see-er and achieve one’s inner authority. I have a son too, adopted, now 5. Hope we can know al to do, to retain his shining wonder. And women too… many of them are captured. 🙂

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