About On a cliff
In this poem, the woman's intent yet vulnerable look
evokes the view of a woman who might be living in The
Mid-east. Overshadowed not only by cultural conflicts
but also the dogma of her strict, orthodox faith, she
is someone who asserts her own will over life and
She is a believer in compromise and the wisdom of
nature when defining the land and tribal rights, when
determining the welfare of individual safety and
peace. She defies the ancient customs of her culture,
the temple elders and questions everything around her
with a beautiful and vibrant imagination. Ultimately,
Leah is an appealing yet consistent person who
believes the Spirit of God lies in the freedom of
one's mind and the openness of the earth.
© 2011, Wendy Howe.