Solstice Lanterns – Poem by Ali Grimshaw


When the crack widens to an unknown view
fear can squeeze in between rough edges of darkness

quickly sliding in to expand like a balloon
a barricade of shadow to seal the entrance.

Yet seekers of light will never be dismayed by tricks of perspective
their wisdom of the season's shifting songs sing them forward.

With eyes of love illumination is present for all
allowing forgiveness to set another place at the table

 where lanterns burn long into the night.

 © Ali Grimshaw 2020

12 thoughts on “Solstice Lanterns – Poem by Ali Grimshaw

    1. Andrea,
      Thank you for reading and reflecting back the light you found in my poem.
      I wonder how many poems contain some form of the word light in them? It is a question that I am curious about and glad that I cannot answer. It makes the pondering more delicious.
      Take care.

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  1. lit the candle
    and the taper
    cos the wick was low
    and so i know
    to rekindle the flame
    takes sage and caution
    like love
    and water
    your daughter
    son know
    the seeds of love
    so sow them well~

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