Women of LegendBethany Joy Lenz

O my child, the heart is a perilous thing.

The heart crowns all paradoxes of God;
made of muscle and steel and fire, but frail as the sparrow’s wing.

Women of Legend are not born– they are grown
out of spit and dirt and fire and sweat;
they are not a glamorous flock.

They have grease underneath their fingernails
and wrinkles around their eyes.
They have bruises from too-hard pounding upon their breasts.
They have lines from laughter and their feet are callused
from barefooted adventures and sojourns.

Women of Legend are grown out of the spit and dirt and fire and sweat;
their significance is secured in their steadfast response
to unimaginable pain.

photograph by Elle Moss

  • http://www.facebook.com/justicepirate Victoria Tiedemann

    Very beautifully written

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1562383863 Melissa Magsakay

    YOU ARE A GENIUS JOY!Thank you for sharing this very inspiring.:)xoxo

  • http://www.facebook.com/emmasarah88 Emma Sarah Endean

    This is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72611568 Randi Bergsma

    This is seriously beautiful. Love it. LOVE it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/neereis Vanessa Reis

    Oh my joyous, u’re AMAZING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000436192682 Caitlyn Lechuga

    Lovely as always!

  • http://www.facebook.com/candicemacneale Candice MacNeale Lazecky

    Beautiful

  • http://www.facebook.com/vegelesson Verônica Gelesson

    amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/vegelesson Verônica Gelesson

    “Women of Legend are not born– they are grown
    out of spit and dirt and fire and sweat;
    they are not a glamorous flock.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=687844844 Nicole Faucheux Bible

    Love! :)

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