Winter Solstice

Out of the unseen
headlights crawl,
carving darkness
into makeshift pieces
above the breathing earth.
The bare branched trees
drink from forgiveness
in the wet rooted ground,
the ceremony of renewal
continuing below,
gathering strength
during long winter nights
for the rising to come.



photograph by Javier Aragon






















Reading of “Winter Solstice” with music by Gary Courtland-Miles


8 Responses to “Winter Solstice”

  1. Gorgeous and Gratitude for you and your writing!

    Happy Solstice Don!

  2. Jim Frid says:

    Hoping for clear skies during this longest Winter night to appreciate the rising celestial harbinger.

  3. David Banner says:

    Lovely and anticipatory……..

  4. Maria Frid says:

    ……….and a grand ceremony, it is! Don, I love the imagery and message! Have a beautiful Winter Solstice!

  5. David Barnes says:

    fine music by gary to accompany your soulful voice and the evocative javier photo. thank you don

  6. Lloyd says:

    The trees are not fooled by the false flash of headlights. I love that juxtaposition.

  7. Veronica Lim says:

    Beautiful image and music to accompanying your serene and peaceful words, Don. Thank you.

  8. thanks Don, this is lovely, capturing perfectly the unconscious letting go of patterns and programs no longer relevant, and inner transformation always happening beneath the outer surface. The picture captures this image of the interplay of the poem perfectly.

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