POEM: The Brink of Night

6개월 전

As Winter Solstice embraces the northern hemisphere in the darkest night, may we remember that a seed germinates in the absence of light.

Let the darkness nurture your dreams, and as the light grows, may they sprout wings.



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The Brink of Night


Between the dark and light
Time’s heartbeat stops.
Peace spreads her wings
Beside the talons of doom.

They dance their yin-yang courtship,
Weaving chaos and order,
Companions in the unfolding
Of existence.

This is the space between the breath,
The place where exhale turns to inhale.
This is the deep dive of the unknown,
The risk taken for fate unshown.

Time’s rhythm grows in the quiet.
Life rests, but does not sleep.
As balance spins its pirouette,
Might grows out of dreams.

Original writing by Katrina Ariel.

We have snow where I live. The lake is frozen. The sun goes down at 4:30 in the afternoon.

Nature is telling us to rest. To take it easy. Which isn’t at all easy, considering life doesn’t stop. There are still meals to fix, dishes to be done, the relentlessness of life to deal with.

But I love cozying up to the wood stove, or spending hours on the couch in a good book. I hope wherever you are in the world, that you’re finding ways to enjoy this time of year.

Solstice blessings to you and your kin.

Whatever happens, keep singing your song!

Peace. @katrina-ariel


Author bio: Katrina Ariel is an old-soul rebel, musician, tree-hugging yogini, and mama bear to twins. Author of Yoga for Dragon Riders (non-fiction) and Wild Horse Heart (romance), she's another free-spirit swimming in the ocean of life. Check out her music here: https://choon.co/artists/katrina-ariel/

Katrina’s writing website


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I can't pick just one line and say it's my favorite because the whole thing makes me breathe deeply and blink slowly. Love it!!!🥰🥰🤗

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Thank you! Just some words that fell together on the darkest night. ;) Maybe a little wisdom and deep thought in there. You know I like to dance in the infinite...

Excellent poem! Very suggestive images and deep content. Greetings, @katrina-ariel.

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Such a beautiful poem and it made me smile and feel like I was floating and inhaling every Word 😊 you have such beautiful mind and way with words. Love it... And Love You ❤️

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Love the imagery in your poem Katrina @katrina-ariel.

Happy New Year and Many Blessings. 🎉

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