Solstice Message

Solstice dawn at Stonehenge

The sun has left, has gone away
cold and darkness rules the day
the earth is hard, the trees are bare
bleak and barren winter’s here.

But light the fire and watch it burn
and know the sun will yet return,
bringing warmth and life and light,
a beacon to help us through this night.

When all is cold and dark and drear
remember the solstice message here:
First comes the light as if to say
life hasn’t really gone away,
then warmth returns, and flowers bloom;
be sure of this – the sun comes home.

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2 Responses to Solstice Message

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    There’s a different feeling to this, a good one, when reading it on a warm evening just short of the June solstice.


    • crimsonprose says:

      And so it was the winter solstice our ancestors marked with rites. with prayers, maybe, to help them through the long winter night. Come summer solstice, they simply rejoiced. I can never understand why people think stonehenge is about the summer solstice.


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