Breathe in; the moment has come
To hold your breath within your heart.
Silence, while the light becomes so still
You can hear the tiny cracks as dawn breaks.
This moment, the light has travelled far
And pauses before starting that slow return
Growing greater by minute increments
Invisible at first but sure and steady
In the agonising climb to another height.
Like a pendulum, the year has swung,
Reached that still point of lowness.
The rising sun weak with worn gold
Shot through with crimson blood
Peeps above heavy clouds and
The moment passes, as always,
And we breathe out, knowing that
The darkness is turned away.