Here is another poem by Hannah Mackay. She is a shiatsu practitioner in Manchester and wrote a lovely poem about her pregnancy
This one is about Yin and resting. Very apt at this time of year, as we can be tempted to do too much as we feel the days lengthen. It is still time to support our Yin!
Like a winter leaf
You know how to rest.
You know how to settle down
Like a winter leaf.
The life lit summer spent tip-stalk extending a high branch
Reaching out, always up towards the light
Turning to the sun, working, transforming
Her shine to growth and substance
A full-growth flutter of verdant life.
And then the release of the working green
The glory colours revealed –
Were you orange, crimson, scarlet? –
Before the thrill of the wind-blown
Air dance fall flutter
Whirling plummeting drop.
You know how to rest now,
You know how to settle down,
A dark winter leaf brown on the ground
No work to do
Feeding the tree
With your being body
Merge with Earth
Autumn comes round again soon
So soon, more leaves fall
Leaves upon leaves
Leaves upon leaves upon soil
Down in the dark
Let yourself go