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Candlemas/Imbolc


Imbolc.  Candlemas.  Today marks the time between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.  It is time when the Spring begins to stir in the frozen.  She hears the season’s cycle whisper in the steady quiet.

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Earth holds the seeds

Frozen, suspended

quiet in the Winter rest

Readying

 

Even in the dark freeze

Green stirs before awakening

hidden in bark and root

Whispering

 

The Sun gives his tease

Winter holds his freeze

Closer comes the Spring

Celebrating

 

Between the worlds green sleeps

Still in the stillness waits

A season cycles to feel her turn

Rising

 

 

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IMBOLC, CANDLEMAS AND BRIGID’S FIRE. haiku


Today marks, Imbolc, or Candlemas, the stirring of Spring. http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/candlemas.html  We are half way from Winter Solstice, to Spring Equinox. The Light gets brighter every day.  It’s a time of awakening deep in the Earth.  The belly of the Earth stirs.   What stirs in your belly?  What needs preparation for creative birthing?  What is awakening in you?

Also, this the celebration of St Brigid.

“February 1st is the feast day of St./Goddess Brigid, who began her life as a pagan goddess and ended up a Christian saint. She was a fire and fertility goddess. In her temple at Kildare, vestal virgins tended an eternal fire. On her feast day, her statue was washed in the sea (purification) and then carried in a cart through the fields surrounded by candles.”(YOu can read more on the above website, about all this)

NIGHT LIGHT

Candles burning bright

Surround the sacred stirring

Spring gives her whisper

 

In-between seasons

Celebrate awakening

Seed pushes through dark

 

Give quiet reflection

Give notice to what stirs deep

To the half way there

 

What lays deep brewing

Knows the tended fire of life

Fears no winter freeze

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