Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice

Isn't it amazing

that as my part of the world turns to face east every morning

the sun is faithfully there?

Every single morning, for eons.

With no effort

No yearning

Not even a single tiny thought

On my part.

My mind could never conjure up such an idea

much less execute this way

To warm

To awaken

To illuminate

To nourish

the world.

I'm not even required to invite it.

It just comes, a gift.


Celebrating the winter solstice today, but not with my usual tradition of skiing and a bonfire. It's raining!




  1. Lovely lovely words!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Christmas Flute [me playing]

    1. Thank you, Cloudia! I really enjoyed your beautiful musi .

  2. what a great photo of your Rosie. Luckily at my place there is no snow only rain. So we are very satisfied . It is going to be White Christams

    My warmest greetings from the Heart of Europe. Meryy Christmas wiith your daughters and fantstic grandkids. Gosia and family.

  3. I believe one day we are goingf to meet in Europe. Have a nice week.

  4. Good Grief, Cynthia.

    Have you been struck from above - the "Heavenly Guild of Poets" ???

    Be careful jumping or whatever around that candle - it could fall off the table and
    cause a fire.

    I hope that with our lovely sauna months here for 'summer' in Brisbane, that the "Heavenly Guild
    of Poets" does not descend on me.
    Still I suppose I always thought I would make a reasonable poet, eh????

    Winter Solstice!!!! I think a stiff shot of a good Whiskey / Scotch ( either Scottish or Irish)
    should normalise your situation - maybe a couple of shots to be on the safe side, eh?
    Aussie "Concerned" Col

  5. What an interesting photo! I love it! And I snuck a listen to Claudia's flute music while I read the rest of the comments. I listened to the entire clip. What a lovely musical gift for your solstice post.

  6. I look forward to the Winter Solstice because from now on we have a little more daylight each day.

  7. Yes, it is amazing. I agree with Fubn60 that Winter solstice is always great because the days get longer from here on in! Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope to read more form you in the New Year!

  8. I really like your poem. It is well suited for the solstice.

  9. That is so well put, as we bask in our summer.

  10. Just wonderful. It's just wet, windy and overcast here and your lines took me somewhere else.

  11. Nice poem, greeting from Belgium.

  12. It is amazing and wonderful and I hope it keeps doing it until the world has peace and forever.

  13. I love your picture and your words. Oh it truly is a gift!

  14. Rained all day here too...can you believe it! Happy Solstice:)