The first kiss of warmth on my face
Like a returning lover,
Sends a glow deep into my core
Grounding me.
I stand, eyes closed,
Paying homage,
In the oldest human ritual:
Greeting the sun.
Her ultraviolet energy
Travels through space
Seeps into my skin, my blood
My liver, my kidneys
My bones.
Sparking the parts of my brain
That hold primordial messages—
Wake up!
Seek food, share, mate,
Laugh, take joy, create.

No wonder I bask in her glory
She balances my world,
Propels me forward
To greet the day.


12 thoughts on “GREETING THE SUN

    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Thank you. Enjoy those special moments where we pause each day and appreciate the complex and riveting beauty around us.

  1. Argus

    Hey~! We moon lovers gotta get a look in too …
    Camera, tripod, midwinter moon on a clear frosty midnight when the fields and woods are deep in snow—

    —on second thoughts I think I’ll stick with your summer dawn (come to think of it: is that where they got ‘luna-tic’ from?).
    Nice one— (but you may have issues with traditionalists who see ol’ Sol as the archetypal masculine) 🙂

    1. Melissa Shaw-Smith Post author

      Thanks! I’m a rank amateur when it comes to photography, and would no doubt be helped by reading my camera manual, but that would be far too easy! : )


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