The Queen of My Self

A reader posted this as a comment about my posting, “What the Groundhog is Really Telling Us” on my Huffington Post column. I had to share it!



As nature slowly awakens,

And slowly opens her eyes,

Another new dawn on spring,

And slowly brightening skies.

A spark of inspiration,

Another touch of sun,

Amongst a snowy blanket,

Another winters nearly done.

And at the coldest time of year,

The smallest beasts arrive,

And grow the smallest seedlings,

We pray they all survive.

Its here we plant our wishes,

And steadily watch them grow,

With good intentions throughout the year,

And a fruitful bright tomorrow.

Blue skies; green trees for cover,

Brown earth; she is your bed,

Bird chorus; your alarm clock,

Spring grass; to rest your head.

– by Andrea Gibbons 2007


Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She is the Midlife Midwife™ offering counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity. Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™

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