Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 - Eight Lessons

EIGHT LESSONS

old tractor wheel
no longer used or needed
motionless
but still relevant
a symbol, an icon, a secret code
the eight sections of the wheel
the eight sections of the year
it keeps spinning
spring, summer, fall, winter
and the four times in between
nature spins it perfectly
so well versed is she
man would do well to study her
the seed is planted in the fall
at the cross-quarter day, it goes to sleep
in the winter, it dies
at the cross-quarter day, it enters the spirit world
in the spring, it is born--something from nothing
at the cross-quarter day, it quickens
then on to summer and massive growth
at the cross-quarter, the first harvest
and then to return to the seed
thus it goes, around and around
like a spinning wheel, the eight lessons
hiding the key in plain sight

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