Monday, December 21, 2015

At the Winter Solstice


The sun's in the South, the days lengthen fast,
Soon we shall sing of the winter that's past;


But now light the candles, rejoice as they burn,
And dance our dance of the sun's return.
                                                                   
(Traditional Celtic verse)


12 comments:

katy gilmore said...

I am so ready - loved reading this verse Vicki!

Merisi said...

Beautiful words and pictures, thank you, Vickie!

Merisi said...

(Sorry for the extra "e")
Word verification picture guessing: Verify that you are not a rabbit. No kidding. ;-)
Thank heavens, I know that I can ignore it and just clicked on publish.

Thérèse said...

Beautiful verse!

Ms. A said...

Ready for it to not get dark SO darn early. Getting warm here again. Looks like we will have the AC on for Christmas.

Anvilcloud said...

Somewhat unfortunately, the days lengthen rather slowly. :(

Happy solstice.

Barbara Rogers said...

May your next earth-turning be full of the best qualities of darkness and light in balance! Happy Solstice, Vicki!

Jim Egerton said...

Yes indeed, Happy Solstice everyone. Solstice comes out here in Calif. @ 8:48 PM tonight. Summer solstice comes now for those down on the bottom side of the globe.

Frances said...

I like that verse very much, Vicki. The Solstice is a very special day. I like the idea of dancing to celebrate the return of sunlight.

Happy Christmas! xo

Stella Jones said...

Blessings at Yule Vicki. Here in my part of England we have a beautiful clear sky . It is dark and the night comes.

Vicki Lane said...

It's been a dark and clouded day here. Perfect for reflecting on the season's turning. And for making soup and wrapping presents and doing a few last Christmas cards.

NCmountainwoman said...

Dancing with joy here. Strange weather. Dark, misty, cloudy, and far too warm.