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“Mary Wiseman” is a new series of poems based around a fictional older woman who is renowned for her wisdom in a manner similar to old King Solomon. Many come to her with questions, which she does her best to answer (usually at length).

Mary is a foil for addressing specific topics that I find relevant, important, or simply interesting.

Though she is named “Mary” and addressed as “holy mother”, she is not intended to be specifically a Catholic nun or the incarnation of anyone named “Mary” from the Bible. If you wish to see her that way, that’s entirely your choice. For me, she is simply a wise, older woman of virtue and faith.