Solstice: Saluto Sol Invictus!

Solstice Dance

21st December 09

 

The year finally turns

Pirouetting en pointe

The Dancer meets the Dance:

I am renewed

 

I have been waiting for this day since the evenings began to creep in back in September; and yet, now it’s here, I feel no different. The poem isn’t a lie but it isn’t how I feel.  It may well be the truth, a statement of reality that I have to slowly wake up to. But the walk I had today, in woods and beach frozen and layered with snow, makes me feel that winter is still going to grip my soul a long while:

Solstice haikus

21st December 09

 

Snow on dark holly

Sunlight on ice, sparkling bright:

Lovely but  so bleak

 

Silence fills cold air

Crunching feet on frozen snow:

Stillness reigns again.