Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Summer Solstice

Wishing the blessings of the Solstice to all!  May we all "dance the Long Dance" together this sacred day.
The world is
not with us enough

O taste and see

grief, mercy, language,
tangerine, weather, to
breathe them, bite,
savor, chew, swallow, transform


into our flesh our
deaths, crossing the street, plum, quince,
living in the orchard and being


hungry, and plucking
the fruit.
 Denise Levertov


I am a lover
Of the steady Earth
And of Her waters.
She says:

“Let the light be brilliant,
For those who will cherish color.”
What if there be no Heaven? She says:

“Touch my Breasts - the fields are golden.”

Her Songs are all of love, lifelong.
Every blue yonder,
Her brass harp rings.
Unlettered, in Her rivers
Our cherished sins
Drift voiceless in Her clouds.

She will rust us with blossom
She will forgive us
She will seal us
with Her seed.

Robin Williamson
("The Song of Mabon", 1985)


2 comments:

T said...

Happy Solstice right back at cha! Love these poems and images.
WV is comical: wakie

Cole said...

A Happy Solstice to you Lauren. Wonderful words.