Tuesday, April 5, 2016
The Tree of Life
“Cycles and Seasons”
By Toni Truesdale
The recurrence of the seasons continue to encircle our lives,
Just as it gave celebrations to our ancestors.
Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice,
Fall Equinox, and Winter Solstice
Mark those passages in a yearly cycle all over the world.
We have learned to plant food and medicines
According to the agricultural calendar.
We dance in a circle to celebrate the planting,
Harvesting, and the storing of food.
Buildings, monuments, and spiritual spaces have been built
To align with the celestial movements that determine
The four seasons at the point of each transition.
The Equinox of spring signifies the return of life
From the dormancy of winter.
Everything stirs, sprouts, and unfolds…
We smell the awakening,
And welcome the continuance of Terra’s eternal cycle.
Persephone is the Greek metaphor for spring;
As she returns from Hades to her Mother Earth.
T.Truesdale copywright 1990