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.
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