Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Winter Solstice 2019: Poetry for Clarity, Endings & Beginnings

Winter Solstice, 2019
dear friends: thank you for your presence in my life! 

Iceblue before sun crests,
just a few flickers of saffron sail
over the horizon line,

            hush, wait in the quiet
            for that luminosity, that moment
when light finally lands on winter fields;
grasses bent, the weight of snowflakes,
frost fringes their honeyed stalks, shimmers,
shivers, swims in snowbanks, sun-splashed.

I place myself in the center of my life once again,
will let this warmth cover me too.
I belong here, in the middle, centripetal
and still I dance
Her Own Axis
collage by Renee Podunovich

            with you, we are bright
            like embers, like night stars
            sparkling the black universe,
            our hearts on fire, ablaze
            with elation, vibrantly          
            unburdened from all
            that was let go.

I burned everything
that blocked my clear view.
Now, ash and fallow make a space,
an invitation, an opening.

Something new will grow here,
and I intend to tend it well.

-Renee Podunovich
December 21, 2019 

Grand Canyon, December 2019
Far View, Looking Ahead with Curiosity