Sunday, April 20, 2014

Equinox -- NaPoWriMo Poem #12

The snake of cosmic darkness swallows the invincible sun
Three days three nights the sun languishes eclipsed under the earth
On the third day he rises from the dead to shine again
 The goddess of the dawn
 Her ancient name: Easter
 Rolls away the stone
 To bid him rise again

By the hand she raises him from the loamy tomb
He shakes the black earth off his flaming hair
 On the holy day of the dawn
 Night shrinks away, day grows long
She manifests herself by northern lights in the night sky
Invoked by another of her ancient holy names: Aurora
Daring the bright sun to outshine her nocturnal glory
 On this her holiest day
 When the night and the day are equal

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