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Friday, December 3, 2010

Preparing for Yule



Approaching Solstice

Yes, friends, the darkness wins, but these
short days so celebrate light:

Today the lemon sunrise lasted a few
hours until sunset, all day the snow

glowed pink and purple in the trees.
This is not a time of black and white,

my friends, outside us. Among us, too,
let's sing what winter forces us to know:

Joy and color bloom despite the night.
We measure warmth by love, not by degrees.

--Patricia Monaghan




Photo credit: http://www.angeliska.com/2008/12/winter-solstice-dark-season/

Poem: by Patricia Monaghan from the book:  Yule A Celebration of Light and Warmth, by Dorothy Morrison published by Llewellyn Worldwide, St Paul Minnesota 2004

5 comments:

Aine O'Brien said...

This is beautiful and so true. "Joy and color bloom despite the night"

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Beautiful photo!
This is the season we love the light the most :-)

Aisha said...

I love that pic I was a little jealous when i thought you shot it, I was like you lucky lucky witch. this is a beautiful poem thanks so much for sharing it.
blessed be

Robin Larkspur said...

Aisha, believe me...I would have loved to have taken such a tremendous photo!! Thanks for thinking I had such photographic talent!!! lol.

Rue said...

Beautiful picture & poem! Love that book "Yule" and am hoping to finally get some decorating for it done tomorrow!