Christine at The Abbey of the Arts has called for poetry and other writing about the Equinox. Here below is my contribution:
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It happened last night:
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It came in southern darkness
To say that summer isn’t far away.
It came in the sleepy midnight
To say that winter really would go
And the sun would come to stay.
This is my true herald of hope.
The depression and gloom of winter go
Replaced with hope and blossoming life
And a knowledge that sun and heat
Will cleanse my soul
And joy it into play.