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.
Join the winter solstice celebration taking place right now at My Juicy Little Universe.
Happy Holidays to everyone!