Spring Equinox 2010 by Amy Hannon

With an introduction by Charlie Chaplan :-)
Spring Equinox 2010

Birds are calling.
Skunks are crawling.
Wagging their tails for love!
Spring is here.
Whales are churning.
Worms are squirming.
Wagging their tails for love!  
               Charlie Chaplin  “Spring Song”

Bird song, rays of light

the wheel turns, day conquers night

Come and gather in  joyous ring

With grateful hearts to celebrate spring.


East wind blow gentle and bring us far sight,

hope for the future,  will to do right

Wake from the darkness, reach like a sprout

Chirp like a robin, leap like a trout.


Relish as ever the power of Earth

Bow all around to each sudden birth.

Remember the vast starry cosmos above,

Kiss the ground below with wonder and love.


Amy Hannon

Raritan Valley – Clinton NJ

Posted on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 07:57PM by Registered CommenterLinda Brown Holt | CommentsPost a Comment

Autumn Equinox  2009

Shake rattles, beat drums,

Sound deep chanting,  play rhythmic strums.

Light up bonfires in the dark of the moon,

Humming a dirge as autumn tune.


Now as the dark takes over the year

Give thanks for the gifts of the biosphere:

wild rain falling  or summer drought

wildfires burning or water spout.


Connect from your heart to Earth and to Sky

To winds in all directions  to creatures that fly

to fish in the river,  crabs n the sand

bacteria growing in the palm of your hand.


Remember the lessons we all should know

From flying geese and calling crow,

From leaves glowing brilliant then falling slow--

Rejoice in having, then let go.


Is there meaning unfolding in the evolutionary plan,

rising in gyres as far as man,

testing limits, lost in greed,

forgetting we have all that we need?


Earth’s regeneration is what we must cherish

More than money or gold, lest all would perish.

Remember the lessons we all should know

Rejoice in having, then let go

--Amy Hannon

Posted on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 05:48PM by Registered CommenterLinda Brown Holt | CommentsPost a Comment | References609 References