Friday, December 14, 2018

Winter Solstice - 2018

 Winter Solstice Poem 

 For people of the North 
this is the key moment
 when the Sun lingers for a week 
 on the edge of darkness 

Today we celebrate with lights
-- a long held tradition --
 to coax the Sun back from its gloom 
revealing that our feelings
are much more ancient
than we realize

Two people in silhouette watching the sunset around the time of the winter solstice.

Christmas lights are now the traditional way to mark the end of the year -- but come from our ancient traditions.