December 11, 2006

One Deep Breath - Container

make of this winter day,
your container wild and sweet —
a chalice in old wood

gift it with a song,
woven of wind and tumbling snow —
breathe vibrant life within

hold it out gently
fluttering warm there in your hand —
then set it free to soar

bow deep to the day,
embrace what it is telling you —
this is all there is

Written for the wonderful companions and kindred spirits who tend the hearth at One Deep Breath