September twenty-three’s the date
when balance will predominate
that is the special day when light
is strictly equal with the night.
In Aotearoa we can see
the signs of nature breaking free
the trees are full of blossoms and
sweet smells of spring pervade the land.
But on the planet’s other side
in England where my daughters bide
they’re heading for a winter drear
while we get summer over here.
At equinox I like to think
the distances between us shrink
like us they’re poised around halfway
at that mid point twixt night and day.
At this date all the world may share
a perfect balance everywhere.
We pray for peace that it may come
as we share equilibrium.