Poems to Embrace Libra Season: Balancing Beauty and Harmony
Now past the autumn equinox, we step into the enchanting realm of Libra season. This astrological period, ruled by the graceful and balanced Libra, inspires a desire for beauty, harmony, and deep connections. What better way to celebrate this time than through the magic of poetry? We’ve selected five poems that capture themes of balance, aesthetics, and a search for equilibrium in our lives, perfect for embodying the Libra season.
In “The Banyan Tree,” the great Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore beautifully describes a quaint landscape. His verses evoke the Libran balance, as he gracefully explores our relationship with the natural world. Tagore’s poem reminds us of the importance of pensive stillness, just as the scales of Libra demand.
“Sunlight danced on the ripples like
restless tiny shuttles weaving golden tapestry.
Two ducks swam by the weedy margin above their shadows,
and the child would sit still and think.”
e.e.. cummings’ “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond” is a celebration of the aesthetic sensibilities that Libra season holds dear. The poem’s structure, characterized by unconventional punctuation and line breaks, mirrors the uniqueness and balance of beauty itself. Through his words, Cummings invites us to appreciate the exquisite, often overlooked, aspects of life that Libra season encourages us to cherish.
“the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses”
Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of love and relationships, and by W.B. Yeats beautifully captures the essence of human connections. This poem delves into the intricate dance of love and desire, reflecting Libra’s yearning for deep and harmonious relationships. It reminds us that love and connection are the threads that weave the fabric of our lives during this season.
“O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?”
Sandburg’s “Under the Harvest Moon” reflects upon beauty, memory, and death. It delves into deep internal questions that can disrupt our sense of equilibrium, much like the scales of Libra. Sandburg’s introspective poem encourages us to seek stability within ourselves and our relationships, echoing the Libran desire for balance.
“When the soft silver
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
As Libra season falls during the autumn months, Robert Frost’s “Autumn Leaves” perfectly captures this time’s visual and emotional landscape. His poem reflects the Libran appreciation for beauty in the changing seasons and the inevitability of letting go. The falling leaves become a metaphor for the need to release what no longer serves us, allowing space for new growth and balance.
“Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.”
Libra season invites us to embrace beauty, harmony, and equilibrium in our lives. These poems serve as a poetic journey through the themes that resonate with this astrological period. From the delicate balance of Tagore’s “A Balance” to the celebration of beauty in Cummings’ work, from Yeats’ exploration of human connections to Eliot’s introspective quest for equilibrium, and Frost’s symbolic journey through autumn leaves, these poems offer a rich tapestry of words that capture the essence of Libra season. They remind us to seek balance, appreciate beauty, and nurture our connections as we navigate the scales of life.