Poem for Peace #9

this solstice day
where darkness rules
and relinquishes all at once

where I am reminded
– even through 
torrenting
clouds – 
that with this 
particular sunrise 
our heartbeat-pulsing 
planet re-turns our 
northernmost hemispheric faces 
toward sun and light 
and warmth again

this solstice day
peace lives in knowing
that this annual moment
will happen today, and again,
and again in constancy

this solstice day
peace lives in knowing
the rhythms of this earth
hold my tiny-bright 
life-spark cradled in 
constancy’s change

this solstice day
when my tiny-bright
life-spark has eased 
that much closer to 
my life’s winter solstice

peace lives in knowing
the constant rhythm of 
birth – life – death – birth 
is the music leading 
me in this dance


Poems for Peace #9
© 2018 Tracie Nichols

I was inspired to write daily Poems for Peace by Beth Owls’ Daughter and her post “Embrace the Quiet That Is Nature’s Gift: The Halcyon Days Are Here.”  Doing something daily to enfold myself in a sense of peace, intentionally noticing then sharing these things that are helping me feel peaceful, this feels like a gift I can offer both myself and you. So, I will post a new Poem for Peace daily through Dec. 31, 2018. If you’re inspired to participate in some way, I’d love to hear about what you’re doing!

2 Replies to “Poem for Peace #9”

  1. Absolutely love this. Wishing you a healing and restful solstice.  xo, Jen Jen Pavich, MA, ACC Writer, Coach, Speaker 734-846-7920 http://jenpavich.com        —- On Fri, 21 Dec 2018 12:15:26 -0600 Tracie Nichols, Holistic Coach wrote —- Tracie Nichols posted: ” this solstice day where darkness rules and relinquishes all at once where I am reminded – even through  torrenting clouds –  that with this  particular sunrise  our heartbeat-pulsing  planet re-turns our  northernmost hemispheric faces  toward sun and li”

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