Walking the long night

Two shadows in the grass

fade out slowly

Their legs lost as they go

 

There are holes in the sky

full of sadness

Stars and tears in the dark

 

The smell of dead things

is sweet tonight

The Good Green Earth gives back

 

Standing outside we are

watching the road

So that others can stand within

 

My feet buried in sand

Hands on a drum

The sun is beyond the waves

 

Gold swallowed by rainbows

silver and blue

Voices chanting are raising hands high

 

Bodies in blankets face South

the sea breathing

Naked limbs running West to the plunge

 

Voices and bodies gather in

to the fire

The horns of the moon are above

 

We all stand looking East

home of flowers

Two hills and the space in between

 

Songs, we are waiting

calling for light

Smiles and bells all around

 

I see the orange spreading

take in a breath

The beat pounding, we are ready

 

Gold between mountains

everyone shouts

The Sun has been born today!

 

We are walking again

flame in a jar

Silent witnesses all in a line

 

A circle of women

am I welcome?

Smiles, kind words and a portion of orange

 

Stories and silence we share

bucket of flames

At the back of an alley made new

 

We sit on the floor

beloved ones

We let go, we bring in what is new

 

Darkness we honor

quiet wording

A careful match struck by small hands

 

We spread light to all rooms

three pairs of feet

one cat, warm beeswax and cedar

 

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