Drums of the Lamb

A collection of sound poems.

Drum Goddess

/drəm ˈɡädəs/

A powerful and iconic feminine figure who uses drumming to change reality. 

She travels freely though time and space, from ancient times to the present day. Perhaps she is a creature of myth, of flesh and blood, or something in between.

Hathor, Sekhmet, Ishtar, Aphrodite, Rhea, Demeter, Persephone… they are many and yet they are one. Signs and symbols of the Divine Feminine appear in a wide variety of cultural contexts over thousands of years of human history. And quite often, she yields a drum. These Goddesses of the Distant Past live on in the present–by keeping time, we can access their timelessness.
In certain microclimates, snow can persist on the ground for weeks after Winter has ended. A more reliable sign of Spring is the flowing of sap from the maple trees. The trees begin to give with the Spring thaw–when daytime temperatures hover above freezing. Maple trees offer their heaviest yields when the sun is also shining brightly–another sign of what’s to come.
At first harvest we reflect on the abundance within ourselves. The first burst of chill meets the warm afternoon sun. Friendships overflow with magic.
Exodus 15:20. Then Miriam the Prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing. 

There is a goddess within. Sing praise! She is alive and well.

All content written and directed by Leah Bowden. Video editing by Natasha Kozaily. Featuring performances by Amanda Chisholm, Anna Koplos-Villanueva and Apryl Bailey.

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