A Dusting of Winter

A dusting of white snow

Falls from the sky

And covers this world

In a beautiful quiet sugar coating

Crystals, clear, white, purity.

A chance now to settle down

Into some winter healing

Playing, resting, cuddling

Yoga before sudden snow squalls

And naps in front of warm fireplaces.

Hot tea to coat the soul

White winter dreams

Emerging through the long, cold, dark nights

Twinkling like the stars

That guide us from above.

It’s just a dusting of snow

For now it’s here

And tomorrow it may be gone

Flying away, melting back to earth

Like the thoughts that stream through

Our warm winter dreams.

 

 

Summer Dance

I stand here

I listen

I dance in the sunlight

A warm breeze blows over me.

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I contemplate the movement

Of the seasons

Was it not just cold

Did it not just seem summer would never come?

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And yet here we are

Looking over a river

Dancing underneath the beating sun

Laughing under a star filled sky.

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Twirling around

Skirts rise and billow out

We are spinning

We are singing along.

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The joy of dancing children

All God’s beings

Moving in a sort of praise and gratitude

For this very moment.

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Let’s continue to dance away the day

And spin underneath the canopy of the stars

Through summer and into fall

Even when we move inside for the quietude of winter.

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Let’s remain grateful

For the way our bodies move

For the way the music reminds us

Of our certain unity and nature to be love in action.

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Grant us the ability

To remember gentle summer breezes

On the coldest days ahead

When the dancing is done alone.