Longest Night

"Give me the daring to take hold
of the darkness." ~Lalladev

Now meditate
on your broken heart.
Fall into the wound
and bathe in the balm
of night.
Don't follow a star.
Let your root find sap
in the blackest loam.
What are countless
golden petals
or the fragrance of myrrh
compared to the yearning
of the shadow
for its cause?
Here where seeds burst
beneath all that rises
and falls, you are healed
by the purity
of your loss.

Artist: Wendy Andrew