Approaching Beltane

What is?
Why not say blue
mirror, say deep well–
Why not say sun
light, say bright fire?

Dancing circles
into braided beginnings,
the meeting of earth and air

Weaving flowers
to welcome back
the missing and missed

Swallowing the past,
planting the future–
doing and being both—

Balancing the between
to expand
in both directions

What is?
Why not say moment
of birth, say the point when
life begins, say spirit,
breath, embodiment?

What is?
Why not say the pivot
of is and is not?

Sarah has given us the inspiration of Beltrane at earthweal this week. Whatever you choose to write about, remember that this is a celebration, of new life, of love and of the endless bounty of this planet.

26 thoughts on “Approaching Beltane

  1. Swallowing the past,
    planting the future–
    doing and being both—

    LOVE!

    Kerfe, could you please define “mandala” for me? Is it any art that is shaped as a circle? Please forgive my ignorance.


    David

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    1. Thanks David.
      There are plenty of technical definitions (I think it was originally an accessory to meditation), but I use it as you said–art shaped as a circle. This could also include any circular movement.

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  2. I love the contrast and interweaving of water and fire, Kerfe, ‘Dancing circles into braided beginnings’, and the lines:
    ‘Swallowing the past,
    planting the future–
    doing and being both’.

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      1. Oh gosh, Kerfe, I am sorry autocorrect misspelled ‘your’ as ‘you’re.’ GROAN.

        It’s true. Of course I don’t know you personally, but from what I’ve observed, you are getting more and more down to your authentic bones and expressing it beautifully. Well deserved! ❤

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