New Year’s Day, 2022: The Promise of Light

“Starlight Sower painting by the international renowned artist Hai Knafo who was inspired by Or Zaruaa Synagogue in Jerusalem 2011 ( “Light is sown for the righteous” Psalms, chapter 97 verse 11.)” Wikimedia Commons

New Year’s Day, 2022: The Promise of Light

If I could, I’d share the river dawn,
a gift, not of quiet, but peace
to listen to the moon’s farewell song
and the echo of stars in gull laughter,
the dream dance of joy
across the universe.

Then tell it, you word-woman,
the Oracle says,
trust this time,
this time, see how time
is a thousand universes,
and believe you belong always
a part, a voice within her heart-voice–
remember the ever-language blue-shifting
in nightglow, in sun-smile,
in stellar rhapsody
the promise of light.

On this dark, foggy New Year’s Day morning, I decided to ask the Oracle for a New Year’s message, and she’s reminded me that the universe goes on no matter what and that there’s light behind the clouds. She also pretty much ordered me to write (see below), so I’m hoping this is a sign that I will have a good year of writing. I’m thankful for all of you who read my work. This has been a very long year. Stay healthy! Happy New Year!

Sharing this with dVerse Open Link Night because on this solemn day we need the hope of some light.

70 thoughts on “New Year’s Day, 2022: The Promise of Light

  1. You are a word-woman! And if the Oracle says to write and share, then share and write you must. We, and I’m sure I speak for all of us, love that you do.
    This is a beautiful New Year message! Always look for the light.
    Happy New Year to you and Doug and your family!

  2. I loved this, Merril. Oracle is so wise. The universe does go on no matter how we respond. I say respond with peace, light and hope. I can’t change the craziness in the world, but I don’t have to allow it to extinguish my light. Happy New Year! xo

  3. This is so beautiful and mystical in a way, especially with that beginning:

    “If I could, I’d share the river dawn,
    a gift, not of quiet, but peace
    to listen to the moon’s farewell song”

    Just so good. Lines like that just stir my mind’s eye, and it’s a swirl of the abstract in night here with how I’m imagining it. Keep writing on, word-woman. If it’s anyone’s superpower, it’s yours!

    Hoping for a good year ahead. 2022 has a lot of time to unveil that potential and good things (and of course, there will be trying times, but hopefully some good things will come that are different than the past two years). Wishing you and yours a great start to the new year, Merril. 😀

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Lucy. It is so strange how the Magnetic Poetry Oracle always seems to know what’s going on. But also, this time the direct order to write! 🤣

      Have you tried the magnetic tiles? I sometimes go there to the Oracle just to get an idea.

      So far, 2022 needs to work a bit harder, but hopefully good things will come for us all. I hope you have a wonderful new year, too!

  4. Uplifting piece to set us on our way Merrill, full of stellar lines and sensibility.
    I especially liked:’the echoes of stars in gulls laughter’ – Thank you…

  5. You hooked me in with all the lovely promises in the first stanza. Light shines through your words. It is frustrating when so much darkness could have been avoided. Hang in there, word woman.

  6. This is the essence of the poetic voice– I know all the words, but you’ve put them together in a way that makes you see them freshly. Excellent.

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