Wednesday, December 21, 2005

WINTER SOLSTICE



It's the first day of winter here in good old Springfield, Oregon. And it's over fifty degrees. Go figure. It's the Solstice anyway. Now the wheel turns towards the sun. The shot is from Starry Night Backyard. The earth and the Pleides star cluster as it might look from the moon.

Brightner of Darkness, Hail!
Keeper of Clearness,
Opener of the depths,
Gifts of plenty are arising,
Winter wonders, white snows' fall.
Joyful be the heart within us,
Open wide the guesting door,
Wisdom waken in abundance,
Warm our beings to the core.

Celtic Devotional by Caitlin Matthews

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

Love the poem and the picture -- but I'm very ready for Spring already!  Winter got an early start here in the heartland.

Hug,
Russ

lisaram1955 said...

I almost preferred the cold.  At least it was brighter.  We haven't really achieved full daylight here for the last three days.  Does absolutely nothing for my mood...  Lisa  :-]

oceanmrc said...

I'm insisting on thinking of it as the first day of spring.
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