Solstice Prayer

 

Solstice Prayer

 

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.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Solstice Prayer

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  2. Ah…the turning point. “The darkness is turned away.”

    Enjoyed this poem, Viv., and I hope you doing well. If I don’t have another opportunity, many blessings over this Christmas Season.

  3. I found your blog on a river of stones. This is an excellent, elegant poem. I love how you’ve contained it within an in breath and an out breath.

    • Thank you Jade. I wait each year for the turning point, the stillness that waits between light and dark and I can sense its approach like an approaching runner, coming closer steadily. Then I know there is a new light coming, a few moments longer every day.
      Thank you for visiting and for your lovely feedback.

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