In the balance















for a moment

the keyboards will stop clicking,

the wheels stop rolling

the computers desist from computing,

and a hush will fall over the city.

For an instant, in the stillness,

the chiming of the celestial spheres will be heard

as earth hangs poised

in the crystalline darkness,

and then

Let there be a season

when holiness is heard, and

the splendor of living is revealed.

Stunned to stillness by beauty

we remember who we are and why we are here.

There are inexplicable mysteries.

We are not alone.

In the universe there moves a Wild One

whose gestures alter earth’s axis

toward love.

In the immense darkness

everything spins with joy.

The cosmos enfolds us.

We are caught in a web of stars,

cradled in a swaying embrace,

rocked by the holy night,

babes of the universe.

Let this be the time

we wake to life,

like spring wakes, in the moment

of winter solstice.

~Rebecca Parker

~ photo credit Dana Johnson, Patra #46

One comment on “In the balance

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    Mary Rezmerski

    Your Patra Passage vessels are so spiritual and beautiful. I discovered you through a posting on Phil Cousineau’s Facebook posting. Your wonderful vessels led me to your art (which I love) then onto your blog. I love a day when I’m spiritually handed a golden thread and I follow it, and I’m led to an incredible artist like you! Thank you

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