Friday, December 21, 2012

Poetry Friday--Winter Solstice

Today marks the winter solstice--the longest night of the year. From this point on it's a long, slow ascent to summer. We long for the light of the sun, but we have to make due with artificial light. Fortunately, this time of year is also marked by St. Lucy's Day, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa--all holidays celebrating light--both literally and metaphorically.

And so, for this Poetry Friday, we look to colored lights, candles, lamps (diyas or menorrahs), and bonfires.

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Join the winter solstice celebration taking place right now at My Juicy Little Universe.

Happy Holidays to everyone!

--Diane




8 comments:

Andy said...

We need a little light in the world today. Thanks for this, Diane.

Travel Guides for Women said...

Well said, Andy. We do need it. And thanks, Diane. This is great.

Happy days to you all, no matter how or what you celebrate this dark time of year.

J

KURIOUS KITTY said...

Thanks, Ladies!

laurasalas said...

I love this, Diane--I truly believe we largely make our own light, and poetry is one way to do it:>) Thanks for sharing, and the happiest of holidays to you and all of the Write Sisters!

Diane Mayr said...

Many thanks, Laura, and speaking for the Sisters, I wish the same to you!

Joyce Ray said...

All kinds of light are needed in this world. Thanks, Diane.

Mary Lee said...

The light will take its own good time to get here.

Diane Mayr said...

I'm sure the light will arrive, but we still need to understand why the darkness is so deep here in the U.S.