Spring Sonnet

It pricks to life in Spring the dry dark Earth
Which points to sun and sends off the Holly King
Like a spark ignites the soot encrusted hearth
The children celebrate and dance in rings
The Earth is in us too and deeply carved
In dark and light we are cleaved and tied in knots
And travelling inwards are we standing fast? 
Or do we weep at demons we forgot?

What if you take that shadow to the light?
A kernel lifted from the pricked dark Earth
Who’s beading blood in rising runnels might
Rise up in us, to tell us all we are worth

The Earth is in us; the light the dark the seasons
To hold our shadow to the light is freedom

TomDoughty (c)

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