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Equinox of the Heart – Exclusive Poem from Author Mabh Savage

A Brand New Poem from Author Mabh Savage, Exclusive to PaganPagesOrg.




Equinox of the Heart


March winds come before

April showers

May flowers

Cleaning the earth

Blowing away

Winter’s chilling dust

Remnants of rot

Leaf piles dead

Slushy, slimy heaps of

Seasonal trash

Yet busting out with life

Wood lice, slugs, snails, early caterpillars

Then birds that come to feast

Blackbirds, robins, and now the mistle thrush

Pecking industriously

Through a compost carnival

Early spring’s banquet

Against a backdrop of

Cautious blossom.


My heart, my heart blooms like the

Snowdrop the

Crocus the


Waiting to be plucked

To plunge me down into the Earth

To meet the end of one great thing

And the start of another

As the wheel creaks round

Stiff and cold


Yet moving, always moving

But here we pause.

The equinox.

The point of balance.

Halfway twixt Solstices

Where light and dark

Shake hands

Call it a draw

And embrace something

As close to balance

As we ever see.


My heart, my aching heart

Yearns to feel it

To surround itself in black and white

And day and night

And joy and fright

And now it might

In the sun’s first tentative rays

The splashes of green by the way

The thunderous call of the splitting sky

Clouds banished while gulls cry

It might indeed

Might sit in that grey, cool point

Of balance.


The thrush sings

Tips my scales

My heart bursts

The dam broken, gushing

But that’s okay

Spring is here

And summer? On the way.


(Photo by Chloé Leblanc 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.