The Auburn Skye is just getting up and running, but I came across this poem by Lucille Clifton and I had to share it. While this site is for anyone who wants to read it and for any who find value herein, I know that from my soul, I write as a woman and am moved deeply in my woman’s spirit by things that celebrate the beauty and power in the feminine aspects of nature and the human experience. I found this on poetryfoundation.org, where you can find many more by Clifton and other excellent poets. On this page, you can hear Clifton read her poem aloud. I was never taught to be ashamed of menstruation, and know it demonstrates a mystery of womanhood. Whether a woman is young and waiting for her first moon blood, having them regularly, or whose wise blood now runs only within, this poem speaks to the beauty in it all.