Dandelion

Colleen Briggs

sacred-center-holds-lo-res Enter a captionSacred Center Holds (2); 2017; 14.75″ x 18.5″; watercolor & acrylic

Do I truly believe…
when the sacred center shatters,
when hope is flung like dandelion parachutes into frigid wind,
when all presses down into winter sleep
when all is lost…

Do I truly believe…
when only the hollow stalk remains,
unloved,
dry,
cracking..

it is not the end of the story?

Could it be my heart hunkers down
with the very essence of the stalk
in the seeds under all that snow,
cradling irrepressible sparks of life?

Could it be my heart,
burrowing down with them,
will also rise with them –

fragile shoots exploding,
sprinkled across a spring green hill,
millions of them,
growing strong and free?

Could it be the sacred center
shatters to scatter into
invisible,
indestructible,
eternal light?

I hear the dandelion testify through the years –

for the one who believes, anything…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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3 Responses to Dandelion

  1. noelleg44 says:

    Wonderful ode to spring!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you for the re-post Sue! I’m honored and deeply encouraged by you.

    Like

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