Year of Breath

A life and leadership coach friend of mine, Jalene Case, did a release ritual at the winter solstice a couple of weeks ago. For Lent, people give up things/habits in the days leading up to Easter. We “let go” of what no longer serves us.

Last year’s New Year poem was “Year of Evolution.” I gave up a lot during the year. So, it is no surprise that this year’s poem is about taking in, adding back, breathing in. It is the Year of Breath.

Think about what you want to add to your life this year. Enjoy the poem and Happy New Year!


Year of breath
New Year 2020

Breathe in
big and round
until your barbs lay down
and your jaw unclenches.
It is the year of breath,
a year to take in,
to add,
to open lungs and arms
busting out of our crusty pods.

Breathe in
Breathe in
Breathe in the sweet breeze
of new and green,
of fun and social.
Open to escapades,
new places and friends.
Open to quiet time,
selfish time, love time.
Breathe in you,
Beautiful, wondrous you
and all the ones who make you you.

Breathe in
to expand
to move
brain, body, spirit.
Breathe in
to lift
rich red blood
fat with life.
Yes, a year of full,
of oxygenated rippling veins,
a flush, smiling face.
Breathe in love and self and fulfillment.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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