Day 25 – Solstice Light

We wait for the light,
that one spear of light
that will reveal it all.
What are we now?
Curled and squatting,
cramped in this narrow
space, this tight-walled
passageway. Womb,
or tomb? We crouch
between life and death,
our breath clouding,
our fingers busy, busy,
hoping for light.

Light to penetrate
this winter dark,
to seek out the carvings
spiralling around us,
to dazzle us,
our dark-widened eyes,
to show us
what we may become.

Happy Christmas. Thank you so much to all of you – poets, readers, people who made such kind comments, people who shared and re-blogged. I have enjoyed this so much, I’m so proud to share so many wonderful poems. It has been a joy.

8 thoughts on “Day 25 – Solstice Light

  1. It is a joy to read your poem! It reminds me of Valarie Kaur’s Ted Talk, where she says maybe this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb but the darkness of the womb…………a message I latch onto with hope. She suggests we breathe and push and some new thing might be birthed. Let us sincerely hope.

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  2. Wonderful poem Sarah πŸ‘ Happy Christmas to you and your family πŸ‘πŸ€πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯🎁🎁🎁🍾🍾🍾 be blessed and be safe 🀝

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  3. “to dazzle us,
    our dark-widened eyes,
    to show us
    what we may become.”

    Yes, to that hopeful message. Thank you, Sarah. I so loved this project and was thrilled to participate. Happy Christmas to you and your family!

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