18 Summers (for Audrey)

 

There have been 18 lovely summers

 

Think of all the beaches where you walked

And how the sand tucks between toes

The salt air scent

 

The world can make you new

In any moment

Wake and spread your fingers

Towards the sun

 

Just start again

That is the trick

To keep on moving

 

May the path unfold before you

Clear and shining

Like your heart

 

May you feel her sworn protection

Nourished roots, the warming wind

Her gentle peace among the waves and rain

 

May your breath carry you through

Along with your clear vision

And your heart and light and strength

 

May purest love surround you

A centered, fluid flame

Inside and out

 

May you laugh and smile and dance

May you take the time for peace

And brilliant dreams

 

May you speak all of your truths

And sing your songs

May you let yourself be seen

For all your light

 

May you love and be loved back

In balance and in care

The treasures of the spirit

Shining through

 

There have been 18 lovely summers

Or beats of the world heart

Or years of the great earth

Where we’ve been blessed

 

Today you start again

Another turn towards the sun

That  life heart dance

 

 

© Angela Bigler 2013

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photo credit: ashley rose, via photopin cc

 

 

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