Slim Moon of Lent

I haven’t practice giving up something for the month of Lent since I was a kid. This year Lent seemed like a good way slim down by resisting refined sugar. I make the no sugar pledge to myself often with very little success. But, somehow, after a week of my Lenten pledge, it is working. It has indeed become a spiritual practice to pass on the splurge of sugary desserts. This and the slim moon got me thinking…(thinking in poems)…

Slim Moon of Lent

Slim is the moon
curved and slim
on his diet of snow.

In the fields, deer rely
on their summer tallow
digging for buried beans
left from harvest.

Lent a slim season,
a season of fasting
spanning the turn
of deepest winter
to the onset
of the slow melt.

The larders of old
were starting to bare.
Fasting a rationing
to stretch stocks
until the fresh green
of spring.

And we
practice sacrifice
in our world of plenty
to not forget.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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