Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice

I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
A magical thing
And sweet to remember.

'We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
~Oliver Herford~


Happy winter solstice! The world keeps turning, the seasons keep changing. Spend a few minutes today enjoying the beauty of nature: a bird, the bright stars. Take a deep breath, and go forward feeling peaceful. Winter is a time of rest and renewal.

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6 comments:

Judy Laquidara said...

Thanks for the reminder. This time of year is so busy for many of us and I forget to take the time to enjoy nature.

anne bebbington said...

I always feel better once we get past today - it's all down hill now to warmer weather and lighter nights - I soooo hate the nasty dark and cold evenings

black bear cabin said...

we definitely mark winter solstice on our calendar...we look forward to the longer days...more sunlight on our cabin, and my mothers birthday :) Thanks for sharing the poem!

Texan said...

This is a good day! I am ready to start moving the other way on daylight!

I want you to know I have been in my new room sewing away! :O)

Julie in the Barn said...

It's good to see you back at Friday Block Party. You must be finally settling into your new place. Are you having a white Christmas??

I am a solstice celebrater, too! Come on Sol...welcome back!

Jenni said...

What a lovely poem and photo. I envy you all in the snow, but as Anne said at least I can remember that it's all downhill now to winter for me. It's 10am and we're having thunder lightening and rain.