In ancient societies, women's wisdom held healing power,
and crone wisdom was the most potent of all.
For nearly thirty thousand years, old women were strong, powerful sources of wisdom.
Crones were respected and honored in their communities.
Today, Crone consciousness is on the rise.
We will not become invisible, trivialized, or shamed by a society obsessed with youth and terrified of aging. We respect the crones who preceded us and pass on our wisdom to those who will follow.
We tell our sacred stories,
we name our blessings and challenges,
the truths and the treasures of our lives,
sharing the harvest of our life experience. We claim our place as elders in our families and communities.
We are honored to be known as crones.
We are a Concentration of Crones.
Creaky cranky aged women sages
who’ve been around the
and know what side our
are battered on.
We are a Conflagration of Crones,
our hair on fire with rage.
A consternation of wise women.
A confluence of cunning Sybils
ready to storm the Tower
lay siege to halls of power
ready to bite the hand that feeds us
We are a Commiseration of Crones
marching with daughters
in pussy hats.
We hate fat cats
and in our bones
we know all God’s chillun need shoes.
We are the Wise Woman of Abel.
The Wise Woman of Tekoa.
We are Jael.
We are Bella Abzug.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
We are a Congregation of Crones.
Bless us, Master of the Universe,
with understanding hearts.
May we face the future with courage
and walk together
with our daughter and sons
towards justice and peace.
copyright Ozzie Nogg 2017