This poem was chosen by India Wood, Nancy’s daughter, in honor of Mother’s Day.
A Woman’s Lesson, from Spirit Walker, 1993, by Nancy Wood
A woman’s lesson is a simple lesson:
Whatever life asks, answer with love.
A woman’s lesson is a wise lesson:
Whenever conflict threatens, go forth in harmony.
A woman’s lesson is an enduring lesson:
Whatever is taken from you, give back in generosity.
A woman’s lesson is a gradual lesson:
Whenever there is a storm, remain a calm center.
A woman’s lesson is a courageous lesson:
Whenever there is despair, sow the seed of hope.
A woman’s lesson is a practical lesson:
Wherever there is dryness, go and get the rain.