Six Word Friday: Pace

It’s the first day of Fall

Not much changes today, at all.

The children already fill the halls.

The incremental ratcheting down of pace

from high summer to deep winter

Is already a half run race.

The temperature’s cooler, dark comes earlier.

The wind’s more “bracing”, animals furrier.

But still, today is about balance.

Day and night in equal measure.

Yin and Yang at nature’s leisure.

A chance to pause, take stock, reflect.

Let the fall season’s quietness set.

Take the turn from outward action

of newborn spring and teenaged summer

to the gathering and tending faction

of fall’s nurturing and maturing mother.

Storing food and building cozy nests

in prudent readiness and busy preparation

For the darker colder month’s rest

and relaxation, or more aptly: hibernation.

This Autumn Equinox take a moment

to center yourself, take a breath.

Breathe in. Believe you are potent.

Breathe out. Release all the rest.


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ayala
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 09:25:08

    Brook, this is a wonderful six word share . Just great 🙂


  2. Kate
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 10:07:26

    I adore the equinoxes, the balance. Life feels less frantic when there is enough light, but not too much, when the air cools (ever so slightly here) or warms.
    Lovely lilting piece.


  3. Adrienne
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 10:53:13

    just beautiful. moving me to think of gather, tend, nurture, mature and breathe as they apply to caring for me. thank you!


  4. Sara
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:54:19

    This is beautiful – I love the juxtaposition of autumn with winter and the change of pace that comes


  5. Mama Zen
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 12:13:01

    Marvelous write! Love it, love it!


  6. iseeyoulookingatme
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 20:07:41

    Oh my goodness, Brooke, I love your new site design! I really like that Marilyn Monroe Quote.

    And, the rhythm and rhyme of your fall tribute is truly lovely. I LOVE fall!!


  7. Melissa
    Sep 23, 2011 @ 21:52:55

    I would like a winter’s hibernation.

    (And the new look: very dramatic! I like.) 😀


  8. melgallant
    Sep 24, 2011 @ 17:33:37

    You captured perfectly why fall is my favourite season. 🙂 (I’m still not looking forward to winter though…)


  9. MommyRachelle
    Sep 25, 2011 @ 09:46:37

    Love this. The rhyme, the rhythm, and the progression of time all perfectly paced.


  10. Keia
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 07:12:19

    Wow. You captured Fall in a delightful PACE.

    p.s. love the layout.


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