The Lantern Bearer
The moon has chosen you
to be the lantern bearer
into the darkness of these lonely winter months.
Walk down to the coastline
and she will meet you at the water’s edge.
you will follow the path.
So hold your fear gently,
and stroke it to sleep.
It wants to protect you,
but you must do this on your own.
Open your heart
to this seafull of stars
as they rain down from the heavens
to dance on the waves;
to dance with them until you sleep.
Set out singing!
Set out laughing!
Set out with the heart of a gentle warrior
and you will know the way,
if you remember:
The path does not belong to you
but your footsteps are your own.
your light is boundless
if you let the sun, the moon and and all the stars
shine through your heart.