Prayer for Patience

Long is the day and long is the night,
and long is the waiting of Arawn

Cardigan folktale

I do not know
if you are Arawn but

long is your waiting.

Long as the day
and long as the night:
both so long this
equinox

with its
painful dichotomy
of pandemic and sunlight.

I know you are there
waiting patiently.

I pray
my patience
will be long as yours
sitting quietly on a grey horse
on the brink of Annwn
life and death

watching
the flowers grow
your beloved
departing.

I pray
for the patience
of a flower

that we shall grow
and flourish
another
year

touched by
the dew of your tears
on a cold March morning.

3 thoughts on “Prayer for Patience

  1. Tiege McCian says:

    I like this poem a lot! The mythic and the everyday realities are knitted together with such a light hand that they seem integral aspects of one another. My opinion, but this was really deftly done.

    Who is Arawn’s departing beloved?

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