Monday, January 26, 2009

Knitting into spring

Numbed by winter's cold and dark,
breathe through the chill frost
and feel the color seep back in.

Reach down into the dirt,
dig through the frozen earth
and let the light well up,
crystals melting in the slow warming.

As you knit
the colored pattern --
trees, fields, earth and sky --
watch for the silver skein,
that numinous thread that weaves all life --
light or dark,
high or deep,
narrow, wide;
all opposites together.

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