Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet again

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:

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


Aine O'Brien said...

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

Anonymous 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!