12.21.2019

Winter Solstice


It’s easy to imagine
the coming darkness
that seems somehow closer
in bone season

Brittle like stones
or reaching branches
dunked in ice
praying for a little light

But imagine 
if we had the power
to breathe in darkness
breathe out light

Every
one


For Just One Last Word in the Imaginary Garden: IMAGINE
and also inspired by this: 

10 comments:

  1. Breathing out light.......i think we do have that ability, according to the Buddhists. Smiles. We need millions more doing it. I loved your poem........it sheds light.

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  2. Imagine ~~ the last stanza of your beautiful write says it all!

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  3. Sometimes I think we do, but like so many of our powers, only a few of us seem able to master that kind of breath control. This is so good, Marian, I think because it is so sparse, and plays no games with itself. Thanks for the words, and the prompt, and it's been a joy working with you in the Garden.

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  4. A wonderful affirmation both of Lennon and the breathing music you have always brought us.

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  5. love the Jayhawks, too. thank you.

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  6. This is wonderful thought. You will be sorely missed.

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  7. I'm definitely one who feels we must make our peace with our darkness before any transmutation to light is possible.

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  8. Today on the darkest day of the year I would really love to be able to exhale light in place of the darkness...

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  9. The power to change like that would be amazing!

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  10. Thank you for all your interesting prompts over the years. Merry Christmas and may your New Year be filled with light.

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!