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LOST NOVEMBER DAYS by Salyna Gracie

 As the seasons turn we often experience their lessons for change deep within…

What we have loved is lost. What we have found begins. This is the season for letting go.....making room for what is yet to come.
"Embracing Death" by Katarina Silva

Lost November Days

Those barren days,
Last summer
I heard your insistent call

Over and over
Through the dry-scented pine
Frantic with expectation

And you,
In patient repose
Waiting,
Confident I would rise to the task

Finding you,
Shattered my glass heart
I cradled your darkness
Clutched at your stillness
A heaving, terrible beauty

I have known
For some time
That this is the season
For letting go

Yet, my hands lay idle
Folded on aching breast

I know I should trust
I know that your treasure
Lies not in these feathers
But, in the spirit that
Lifts them into flight 

These could be happy tears
Artistic collage: "Lost November Days" by the author, Salyna Gracie
Photography by Yuko Ishii 



Salyna Gracie is the director of Red Lotus Dance Company. She performs and teaches Middle Eastern Dance and facilitates the Red Lotus SEEDs program which mentors teen girls through dance at her studio in a small rural town in Washington state. Salyna’s dancing reflects a commitment to personal growth by internalizing rhythms and expressing emotion through the body – dancing from the heart. Poetry and visual art continue the conversation of dance with words and images that dance on the page. You may contact her through her website here and her artwork here




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