Sunday, December 20, 2015

Quietude of Winter















We gather  to celebrate the winter solstice
a time  when  daylight hours dim away
and darkness lingers  upon the land

in quietude we give thanks for wisdom
letting love incubate in silent spaces
withdrawal is essential to renewal

can you feel your heartbeat
can you feel your heartbeat
can you feel your heartbeat
deep within your soul

We gather to celebrate the winter solstice
earth slowly turning towards sunnier days
pausing to sit in the mystery of darkness

nurturing creative energy a place of gestation
drums call forth  the awakening of dreams
time to plant deeper seeds of consciousness

crossing the bridge, carrying a vision
in the sacred circles, threads of hope
connecting heaven and earth in song
  
We gather to celebrate the winter solstice
spectrum of heavenly stars illuminate
gentle reminder there is always light

in winter's stillness, let peace manifest
lasting footprints for a better world
together initiating transformation

can you feel your heartbeat
can you feel your heartbeat
can you feel your heartbeat
deep within your soul



sharing with Poets United


Author's note: I attended a Winter Solstice Celebration
last night and this poem was birthed to honor the journey
Winter officially arrives December 22nd.

53 comments:

  1. The sound of a heartbeat in the still of winter...beautiful...

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    1. If we can hear a heartbeat there is still life to be enjoyed.

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  2. Be nice if peace manifested from winter's cold grip, letting the footprint grow and flow everywhere.

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    1. It sure would be nice Pat..together we can change one footstep at a time...

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  3. Poem reminds me that it's cold. Too cold. I think I'd appreciate it more in summer. ;)
    Blessed Christmas and other holidays to all.

    https://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/how-to-find-keywords-in-poems/

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    1. Well, winter is a time of cold but, the good news is it doesn't stay long. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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  4. all love to see a sunnier, better world...hope the dream comes true...

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    1. A sunnier world would bring warmth..

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  5. Beautiful.

    Wonderful that such an opportunity was available. I think I would enjoy that.

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    1. Thanks Gail,

      I think you would enjoy a celebration such as this as you are in tune with nature and your surroundings.

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  6. Love the repetition...its still ringing in my ears :)

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  7. I felt the drum beat and my heartbeat with each stanza building toward the Solstice...a renewal, reflection, wisdom! I really loved this poem...

    'in winter's stillness, let peace manifest
    lasting footprints for a better world
    together initiating transformation'

    A perfect Solstice, holiday and New Year prayer!

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    1. Thanks Donna, it was quite the experience and I too drummed so it made it extra special.

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  8. Interesting and evocative write of your experience - you carried me along with you - thanks... With Best Wishes Scott

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    1. Thank you Scott...best wishes to you as well :)

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  9. luv, luv, your winter solstice meditation

    much love...

    P.S.
    you are invited haiku a Christmas Carol at my blog, Lunch Break, starting tomorrow

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    1. Thank Gillena I will be sure to drop in at your blog tomorrow.

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  10. A reminder there is always light. And that light will grow brighter and longer soon!
    Had a light, dreamy feel to it - well done.

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    1. Hi Alex,

      There is always light just follow the star...

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  11. Oh, my friend, how beautiful this is! Lovely to attend the winter solstice and join with winter in her sweet dreaming. I especially love "nurturing creative energy a place of gestation / drums call forth the awakening of dreams / time to plant deeper seeds of consciousness." Just beautiful.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      It seems we both had an extra-special experience this weekend. It can be humbling...

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  12. I think a winter's solstice is a just cause to celebrate.. (and reading yours and Sherry's this week made me think you visited a similar event)... Just lovely.

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    1. Hi Bjorn,

      Thank you, I think it is good to welcome in the new season and winter is a time to dream and perhaps awaken to a lovely spring.

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  13. As ZQ says, "Amen." I do think that this year we all need to celebrate winter solstice in a very special kind of way. Happy holidays to you, Truedessa.

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    1. Thank you Mary, it was joyous celebration..Merry Christmas to you!

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  14. What a wonderful celebration, not just of the winter solstice but of a bright future, full of light and lasting footprints for a better world (loved that part). We'd celebrate with you if we weren't both frozen solid in blocks of ice.

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    1. Hi Guys, not sure who is posting comments but, I do appreciate the visit. Frozen in blocks of ice? That cannot be good..you need some firelight to warm you up...

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  15. I loved all crossing, 'carrying vision and connecting earth and heaven in song' ~ yes! Happy Holidays, Truedessa!

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    1. Thanks Humbird...May we all carry a new song into the new year. Happy Holidays!

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  16. Beautifully written Truedessa.

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  17. Great to rekindle winter solstice as of right.Perhaps meant to be so.A blend of earth and heavens through a song is memorable Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      Thanks it was a magical night as we celebrated a time of change.

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  18. Great to rekindle winter solstice as of right.Perhaps meant to be so.A blend of earth and heavens through a song is memorable Truedessa!

    Hank

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    1. Once again..twice as nice...

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    2. Hank!
      The poetry Tank!
      Twice too...
      Scooby Doo!

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  19. I love the refrain - made me think of the carol with the chorus 'do you hear what i hear' - happy solstice to you - may it indeed bring quietude - the best gift

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    1. Hi, Jae Rose - Oh that is one of my favorite Christmas songs.

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  20. This would make a pretty song.

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  21. This is absolutely my favorite poem of yours. I love your description of winter solstice, the transformation, the hope. You wrote something so powerful here.
    Have a Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you so much Myrna, your comment brought a smile to my face. So glad you enjoyed it.

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  22. Hi Trudessa - how lovely ... and so wonderful to think of the quietude of winter - then we can be

    crossing the bridge, carrying a vision
    in the sacred circles, threads of hope
    connecting heaven and earth in song

    with hope always held together ... lovely poem - have a happy and peaceful time with your family and friends - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary,

      Let's hope we can enjoy some peaceful moments this winter. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  23. And a blessed winter solstice to you, True:)

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  24. I could do with a bit of wisdom
    Maybe some peace and quiet too :)

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    1. Hi Blue,

      Peace and quiet would be nice especially in these hectic days.

      Merry Christmas Blue!

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  25. This is so beautiful. I am glad I read it on Christmas morning when I also celebrate the oncoming Light and the darkness which is its other side. And all the days I stood in circles on the solstice replay in my heat. Peace be with you!

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    1. Thank you Susan, Last night was a full moon and I stood outside for a bit of reflection.

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