Glimpses

Glimpses of fall collide with winter

A tree still holding her colorful leaves

The warmth of the sun beating down

Yet ice forms on the pond each night.

Ski resorts are making snow

But doesn’t it melt as fast as it is made?

A cold rainy day and into the night

When the rain moves out, black ice forms

As cold Northern Winds blow across the land.

This cross over, this collision of seasons

It may be an opportunity

To rest in the space between seasons

The gap between times

The pause place before winter.

 

 

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Dream of Spring

You can dream of spring

Green grasses

Gentle breezes

Bulb flowers emerging

Anytime, you can escape

To the dream of spring.

The time of year when everything seems new

Showers wash away the ice

The mud doesn’t bother you

And you make plans for summer.

You can wash the coverings

Of the long cold winter

And hang them up to dry.

Another season passed

Another shift

Time for the new to emerge.

Cold Snap

All around her the freezing air swirled

She was certainly ready

Dressed in her winter armor

Her many layers of protection.

Yes, she could handle the cold,

The dark

The loneliness.

After some time passed, she awoke to the reality

Maybe, she wasn’t ready for how hard it would be

To see the path before her

To travel here alone

And so

Her vision became clouded by the remnants of the past.

She realized, standing in that biting, swirling cold

She had to let go.

The only way to see herself through this cold snap

Was to let go of control

And trust in all that was beyond her knowledge

The transcendent

The ineffable

The power beyond herself.

Surely, this would bring her safely through

The blinding cold snap of her life.

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.