Earth, Terra Mater,
Great goddess of central Asia and Tibet,
Great mother goddess of plants, animals, and humans,
Of wisdom and spiritual transformation.
When Henry the eighth beheaded wives,
Tara was absorbed into the Tantric Buddhist pantheon.
She became a bodhisattva, an enlightened being,
Who chose against Nirvana to remain in the world
Until everyone is liberated,
Vowing always to reincarnate as woman.