Day 7 NaPoWriMo. Tucked inside one of my childhood stamp albums is an envelope addressed to a priest in Wisconsin from The Missionary Society of St. Francis Xavier in India. With a little research, I found an article on Father Bill Green. He worked at the same church as my grandmother. Next, I called Mom who remembered Father Green as a good friend of Grandpa. Father Green lead Grandpa Fritz’s funeral after his untimely death in 1976. The Missionary Society writing to Father Green was founded in India and eventually opened the Father Agnel Ashram vocational schools.

What stands out for me in these stamps is the bindi worn by the two women. Since the correspondence these stamps facilitated was between people of religious belief, a spiritual poem seemed right. Enjoy the poem!

Beautiful women
with holy dot bindis
adoring their third eye chakras
enhancing their intuitive wisdom.
It is the third eye,
the eye faced inward toward God,
that escapes the grip of ego
that sees truth unbiased.

Bindi worn by married women.
Wives, the protectors of family,
drawing prosperity to the household.

The power of women
is not muscle
is not force.
The power of women
is bindi,
is subtle,
is presence,

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2 Responses to Bindi

  1. Camille Anderson says:

    Is it suppose to be “Father Angel Ashram” ? not Agnel?


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