Tonight is the Winter Solstice

Terri’s Sunday Stills: A Wildflower #Solstice

The fire was lit
to celebrate
the Winter Solstice
the warming glow
smoke drifting
into the trees

The sun was setting
casting a stillness
over the bush
birds at roost
silence
only broken by
sounds of cars
in the distance
on the highway
heading home
from working in town

A car drives
down my road
the crunch of gravel
another coming
home for dinner
Here’s cheers
to the Winter Solstice
a wine and snacks
crackers
cheese
olives
sopressa
the warmth of
the fire

The sky darkens
the bush is quiet
all are home
the faint sound
music from
down the road
the faint reverse beeping
of the final
truck to
leave the quarry
silence at last
darkness decends

The final embers
the final glow
of a winters day
Winter Solstice
goodbye my friend
until next year
when a fire
will be lit
to celebrate
the Winter Solstice

30 thoughts on “Tonight is the Winter Solstice

  1. That’s a great poem and it really conjures up the feeling of a cosy winter night! Of course here we are marking the summer solstice and in London we have a perfect summer day – hot but not too hot, with a little breeze πŸ™‚

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    1. June is when it starts to get a bit cold and lasts until August although some nights in October can be chilly here at my place in the foothills πŸ™‚

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  2. What a lovely poem. Enjoy the coziness and warmth of the winter fires. I won’t join you just yet, I’m enjoying the sunshine and bright blue sky. πŸ™‚

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  3. Poetic and beautiful, Brian – the mood is set and it reaches us all. Winter Solstice – and we celebrated Summer Solstice. I love to have connections all over the world. Aren’t we lucky.β™₯

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    1. Thank you very much Ann-Christine. Yes we have our connections and can see how we live, our seasons and environments. Very lucky πŸ‘β€

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