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Dancing Into Summer – Poetry


Pick up your feet

Your dancing feet

Even if you’re stuck in one place

Even if you’re body refuses

Or simply can’t

Close your eyes

Let your thoughts dance

Tap tap tapping down the corridors

Of your mind

Whirling in worlds

Of soul and spirit

Sending your essence flying high

Towards a domed ceiling

Candelabras shaking

Under the onslaught of joy

Dance, dance, dance into summer

Heat waves a slave to the beat

Solstice imbalance pouring

Funk into the shadows

Open the windows and

Fly, fly out into blue

Into fluffy white

Into thirsty, hot afternoons

And giddy evenings

Sing, laugh, love

Embrace the chaos that you can

And tame the tendrils that you can’t

Under the height of the sun

Laying in fields of corn

Racing through rows of sunflowers

Strawberry juice dripping

Drip, drip, dripping

Down chins

As we dance

Keep dancing

Into Summer.


**Photo by Yair Mejía on Unsplash



About the Author:

Mabh Savage is a Pagan author, poet and musician, as well as a freelance journalist and content creator. She’s a nature-based witch, obsessed with Irish and British Paganism and Folklore, plus she’s a massive plant nerd. She’s also a long-time Hekate devotee and a newbie Lokean. She works extensively with the UK Pagan Federation, including editing their bi-annual children’s magazine. Mabh is a passionate environmentalist and an advocate for inclusiveness and positive social transformation.

Mabh is the author of A Modern Celt: Seeking the Ancestors,  Pagan Portals – Celtic Witchcraft: Modern Witchcraft Meets Celtic Ways, and most recently, Practically Pagan: An Alternative Guide to Planet Friendly Living. Search “Mabh Savage” on Spotify and @Mabherick on all socials.