Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mabon blessings Sunshine Harvest by Ruth Calder Murphy

Mabon, the Autumnal equinox brings a lot of changes with it. We see nature changing all around us and we re-act to that often by changing emotionally within ourselves. This is a beautiful poem written by the very talented Ruth Calder Murphy reminding us to keep the sunshine in our hearts throughout the colder, darker days of winter. However much the temperature drops and however short the days are after we pass the autumn equinox we must always remember that those warm sunny days will return again and before we know it we will be celebrating Beltane! I love the last line of this wonderful poem, I will harvest the sunshine and breathe summer into winter dreams. That is going to be one of my goals this Mabon, I am going to harvest lots of sunshine and keep it in my heart for when I need it most!

Mabon blessings to you, Alison

Sunburst by Ruth Calder Murphy

On the fire-flame
I inhale
and warmth
and the energy of
the Sunshine Times
Dew-drenched dawn,
swallows like nectar
and swells
warm in my heart.
I will hold it there
as the days shrink
and the nights freeze.
I will harvest the sunshine
and breathe Summer
into Winter dreams.
Sunshine Harvest by Ruth Calder Murphy

More of Ruth's wonderful poetry and fabulous artwork can be found on her website http://www.ruthmathews.net/ruth.htm