Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Solstice Blessings

On this longest, darkest night of the year, may each of you find -- not just light -- but peace with both the darkness and the light.

Just Delicate Needles

It's so delicate, the light.
And there's so little of it. The dark
is huge.
Just delicate needles, the light,
in an endless night.
And it has such a long way to go
through such desolate space.
So let's be gentle with it.
Cherish it.
So it will come again in the morning.
We hope.

by Rolf Jacobsen
translated by Robert Hedin

A blessed Solstice to those who celebrate it.

And for those who celebrate Christmas, here's a little greeting for you, a few days early:


Artichoke Heart said...

Solstice blessings to you as well, Anne!!!!

Eduardo C. Corral said...

I hope you have a wonderful Xmas!

jenni said...

Merry xmas Anne and kitties!

Laine said...

Buon Natale Anne, Bear, and streak of light sometimes known as Lotus.

Peter said...

Happy Solstice, Anne. I can already feel the days getting longer. Looking forward to the new year, and new poems.

Kells said...

what a face! love it.

Happy solstice as we now move to a little more light.