Red Hat’s in Town


We would like to share with you a this wonderfully descriptive poem by recent Wisdom School participant Faye Cox,  that so creatively captures our Teacher, Cynthia Bourgeault.



Cynthia in Red Hat

Red Hat’s in Town


Careful, you might miss her in a crowd

neither tall nor fashionable

obvious, imposing – in no way whatsoever.

A small force, a trim tab

with the impact of a mighty wind

stirred by a butterfly wing.

Shifting the foundations of empire

is not an easy job  –  given, not taken,

received with equal dollops of humility and humor.

A traveler of interstices, crossing points, and waystations,

heart of hermit, head laid on a thousand pillows,

sandal-footed she comes to the call of our eagerly waiting ears.



Photo image of Cynthia Bourgeault by Diane Walker:



4 replies
  1. Carole Pentony
    Carole Pentony says:

    Faye, appreciation of Cynthia as Holy Spirit is what I took from your unique vision – “a mighty wind . . . shifting the foundations of empire” indeed. This is what comes through as I re-read The Holy Trinity and keep shaking my head in awe with the mantra Wow . . . . Wow . . . .Wow . . . . . . . .

  2. Freda Iverson
    Freda Iverson says:

    Faye’s poem beautifully encapsulated our time with Cynthia at La Casa de Maria, with “eagerly waiting ears” I look forward to Wisdom School Part 2.

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