Poetry Sunday: Welcome Darkness

Welcome Darkness



Welcome Darkness!

I honor your possibilities.

Nourishing me deeply,

Your abyss shows me the power of the light unfolding.



The flame from one candle, one ray

Illuminates the nightfall within and with out.

Bringing meaning to my life,

To the interconnectedness of the seasons shifting.



The shaded becomes light again

Filling me, balancing on this Solstice day.

Radiating hope into the chasm,

A peaceful reflection on this barren world.



I honor the magic of this frozen season-

Invigorated, chilled, filling my senses, my soul.

Resting, daydreaming, shedding the scree.

Emerging refreshed in the fertile light of the lengthening day.



©Donna Donabella 2017



This poem came to me on the Winter Solstice as I meditated and contemplated the darkness and light, the passing of one season to the next… grateful for winter’s rest, healing and illumination.


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.


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