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WINTER SOLSTICE by Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg

Winter has always called to me to cocoon, to retreat inward deep into the layers of me…

During winter I sit in its cold still waiting and bring myself to inner reflecting; waiting, like the cold winter earth to rebirth into newness. 

As we gather on the darkest of nights, let us remember that it is our light that pierces the dark with illuminating love. 
Photography by Lisa Saraswati Cawley

Winter Solstice, the longest of nights.

winter's breath,
calls in the darkest of nights-
beauty black,
shortness of light.
the sun kisses the stars,
the moon embraces dark-
join now circle of women
our light we now spark.
circle of shes,
we who gather in singing,
bring forth the night-
in our humble existing.
we sing of the barren branch,
the cold winter wind rising-
the darkest of nights,
our intentions now binding.
fire that burns our souls to blend,
the darkest of nights-
will soon slumber and end.
each day will bring us,
to the beauty of light-
ending the longest winter night.
in its dark beauty,
we usher in the light.
~
(Find more of Maureen's poetry in her new book
 'Seasons of the Soul: Transitions and Shifts of Life'  available here)


Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg is an author and a prolific poetess. She is guided by her inner soul’s journey and her empathic musings about life. Maureen’s draws from her human experiences, bringing reflective, soulful thoughts of the heart and the shifts in life’s journey to her poetry. Her most recent work includes her own Facebook page called Heart’s Calling where she currently reaches almost 3,000 regular readers. She also has her own website here. She currently hosts a monthly  sacred creative writing circle for women using writing prompts as a means of inner releasing. Maureen has 3 adult children and currently lives in Oak Park, Illinois. She has recently published her first debut poetry book called Seasons of the Soul: Transitions and Shifts of Life which can be purchased here. 


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