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22 September 2016

Returning Light

Spring Equinox this year is rainy,
the ground outside muddy, and the sky invisible.

But the energy will overlap
for some days after this date. We can still celebrate.

And we plan to! We, the Goddesses
of Shining Light, will gather to dance and share that light.

At the time when light returns to us,
we shall draw it into our hearts and then shine it far.

We gather together to return
to what we are, to who we are, again and again.

We turn to the light, return to light,
turn on the light. We carry the light in our souls.


Written for Poets United's Midweek Motif: Equinox, Equator.
The form is a landay, as described by Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides (but the mood probably isn't).
Some lines of the poem allude to the song Return Again, which is used at gatherings of the Goddesses of Shining Light.

17 comments:

  1. love the form..." We, the Goddesses / of Shining Light, will gather to dance and share that light." this is so gorgeous...

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  2. Yes, we carry the light in our souls. Thanks for the reminder. I loved the poem.

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    1. I'm so glad you got that it's not just thjs one group of women who do that!

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  3. I love "we carry the light in our souls." So lovely.

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  4. 'We gather together to return to what we are, to who we are, again and again'

    Amen 💖 absolutely love this!!

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  5. What a beautiful passionate energy radiates from this poem. happy Equinox Rosemary

    much love...

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  6. This is great! I especially like these:

    "But the energy will overlap" (I really love this line, actually.)

    "We, the Goddesses
    of Shining Light, will gather to dance and share that light."

    I can't wait to watch
    the show.

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  7. "We gather together to return
    to what we are, to who we are, again and again."

    Pray do, and enter and empower the Light as it enters you!

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  8. Somehow I don't think that rain dampened the spirits -'in many ways I hope!

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  9. Yes, yes, yes. long let our light shine

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  10. Love the idea of carrying light in our souls. We can take it with us no matter what the season.

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  11. What are we if we don't carry a light within us? What a delightful poetic form this is Rosemary.

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  12. Love this, Rosemary. Especially your last line, which reminds me that regardless of the season--we are walking into the darker bit of the year in New York City--we always "carry the light in our souls." ♥

    May your Spring Equinox be joyous!

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  13. I love, "we carry the light in our souls."

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  14. when light returns to us,
    we shall draw it into our hearts and then shine it far.
    ...that would be one thing I would like to try and do...,

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  15. Nicely penned, Rosemary! I liked the allusion to the mystic dance and how it is meant to revivify the earth and help the dancers grow in their spirituality and understanding of the mysteries of life.

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