Guest Post: Godmother

by Eleanor Rose


Life Giver, Nurturer
Goddess, Creator
Silenced, Erased
Why am I
To Be
Circumscribed, patronized
Dominated, socialized
I feel power, love and authority
Coursing through my spirit veins
Mother, Daughter
Priestess, Partner



Eleanor is a lifelong Latter-day Saint from Utah who is coming to terms with her innate feminism. She is a BYU alumna and a grateful wife and a mother of four adult children and one precious 10 year old daughter. In her discretionary time, Eleanor enjoys reading, organizing, volunteering, attending lectures, and pondering “what’s next?


  1. Beautiful poem, Eleanor. I think many of us similarly feel the tension between the awesome empowering potential of a divine feminine and the reality of her silence and absence in Mormon worship and ritual.

  2. Well said, Caroline. I feel that tension acutely. Her silence is continuously calling out to me, and her absence is ever-present in my life.

  3. Beautiful poem. This issue is becoming more and more difficult for me to deal with and I appreciate those that speak up about it. Thank you.

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