Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Solstice




Dead leaves, apple seeds, roots of darkness
Gather and wrap us in fleece
Our skin is wintering white of stars
Dead leaves, apple seeds, roots of darkness
Turn your cheek where sun stands still
Our eyes beg for sky glazing of leaves



~ Wishing you all Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays ~




Posted for Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - OpenLinkMonday

28 comments:

  1. I loved having the opportunity to read what the winter solstice means to you.. all the parts that make up the whole.

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  2. So beautiful description of the season, although everything is withering but still it has its own wonderment and charm!

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  3. There is definite beauty in this season, though it can be harder for people to see because it is sometimes hidden. Lovely work!
    http://poetryofthenetherworld.blogspot.com/2014/12/wish-for-dreams-that-never-come-true.html

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  4. Actually this is so much like yesterday. We had a clear day and went for a long walk right into the sunset, and then home to the comfort of being inside,
    Have a great Holiday, and many thanks for the past year.

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  5. And Merry Christmas to you too, Grace!

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  6. Merry Christmas to you too . . . may you be sprinkled with the magic of the season. x

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  7. Wrap indeed as the cold comes a calling. Merry Christmas to all at your hall.

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  8. I love you line, "Dead leaves, apple seeds, roots of darkness". It contains life and death and rebirth in such a simple, natural way.

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  9. Musical, mystical, and full of the dark and the light that make this ambiguous season--may it be a happy one for you Grace--thank you for your gift of warmth and words.

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  10. ... What a lovely Winter Solstice poem! My son and I leave bright and early tomorrow ~ six weeks away from home .. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Grace.

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  11. This is such a beautiful chant, Grace. I can see the dead leaves stirring in the dark, moving around and becoming part of the things that will bring spring...

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  12. Very nice seasonal piece, Grace. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  13. This is just so fine . . . really exquisite, Grace. Merry Christmas to you.

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  14. Just as expected of the wintry days over there. We would love to have some of them to break the monotony of rain and the sun over here! Thanks for the wonderful comments for this year and looking forward for same in the ensuing year. Merry Christmas to you Grace!

    Hank

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  15. Happy Solstice & Oogie Boogie New Year

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  16. Hey Grace--Merry Christmas to you. This poem has a feel of not just winter, but of a mini-sestina or something--I know it's not, but the word repetition works really beautifully. Thanks. K.

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  17. "Our eyes beg for sky glazing of leaves" Love that! Merry Christmas Grace

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  18. exquisite, Grace. all the best to you!

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  19. i hope that you have a wonderful christmas...

    always turn toward the light...even in our darkest moment
    the light is there...and now we turn toward seeing it all the more....

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  20. I like the feel of this poem as well as the winter theme. Nicely done. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  21. Gosh! The form draws the circle with repetition, and that slight turning of the cheek shows the progress. Very fine!

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  22. Grace... such a lovely piece... skin wintering white... what a lovely word picture

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  23. Beautiful post....

    I hope your Christmas was wonderful...
    Happy holidays
    1ManView

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  24. Happy New Year Grace! I hope you and yours have a great 2015 !

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  25. Ah Grace, stellar imagery.

    happy new year to you ~

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