Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Winter Solstice Poem: “Seed Pods”

Poem © 2016 by Joyce Mason

We’re winter seed pods
closing in on ourselves.
turning inward by instinct:
tightly concentrated essences
 gathering energy
waiting to regenerate
at the Vernal Equinox.

Till then we hang like bulbs
on the holiday tree
symbolic of peace and joy
yet often feeling neither
as the things that bother us
bubble up for reckoning.

Be gentle with yourself.
Be Santa to yourself,
a beloved
confessor or shaman.
For insights and peace come
from new perceptions
new viewpoints
born of temporary discomfort
your most authentic self
turned upside down
hanging in the dark.


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