Church bells chime longest, resonating fullest at hour twelve,
reminding us to pause, gather, or simply look up.
Cinderella’s slippers remained enchanted come midnight,
allowing her escape from servitude and despair.
Childhood’s year before thirteen marks a bittersweet passage
from innocence to responsibility.
Stars guide our actions with zodiac signs ordered
for each year’s passing phases while
We embrace symbols of ourselves
in Asian astrology.
Such is the Cosmic Order of
1X12, 2X6, 3X4 with logical, progressive complexity.
Do we blindly judge and blame in a fearful Witching Hour
In our juries of twelve?
Universal patterns pale to the power within us.
6 thoughts on “Cosmic Twelve”
I like all the different associations with 12 you brought in. It has a foreboding feel to it.
Thank you, Donna. What struck me as I wrote this is how many actions and behaviors we attribute to forces outside ourselves yet refuse to account for when we hurt others. I do not think this is my final idea quite yet.
Thank you for this feedback. I’m sorry that I missed it two years ago. I’m still figuring out how to navigate the technology. Are you participating this year, too? I hope you’re reading this just before the marathon begins for you.
I, too liked the connections to twelve and the haunting aspects of witching hours and the jury of twelve!
It’s been two years, and I just figured this part out. Cristy, I hope you’re going to participate this year — 2019 — as well. Thank you for this wonderful feedback.
You are most welcome and yes, I am back this year! Good luck and enjoy! Off to post my ‘sad’ attempt at prompt two!