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Groundhog Day
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Groundhog Day


february second
day after Imbolg - half way between
winter solstice and spring equinox -
light returning slowly to this place
where winter delayed
has only just reached the land
are we really ready for the spring?
the day silver grey
and misty still
trees etched dark
against the white
a mix of dark and light
so too for us and our world
a mix of beauty
and of pain
the heart is unsure
like the Punxsutawny
Pennsylvanian groundhog
due to show his face today
to see
will he stay six more weeks
under ground?
or choose to stay above it?
if he sees his shadow, it is said,
we've six more weeks of winter
and he will retreat to his home
in the earth and rest a while
still given over
to the inner
if he does not see his shadow
spring is on the offing and he will stay
above ground
given over to demands
of an outer world
what will he see?
and what will you choose?
what will you give your life over to
and where
when so much hangs
in the balance?

 

©Nanna Aida Svendsen
Feb. 2nd, 2007
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