Friday, December 21, 2007

Winter Solstice




A Song for Winter

Let Winter come,
cool and healing,
like the laying of hands
upon a fevered brow.

Let Winter's hush
lay upon us,
like new-fallen snow,
still and undisturbed.

Let Winter's subtle palette
paint the earth and sky,
letting our eyes rest
for a time.

Let Winter's cadence,
a long, deep breath,
slow our steps,
and steady our beating hearts.

Let Winter nourish us,
as the slowly melting snow
nourishes the earth
in the spring.


~ original poetry by Aisling, all rights reserved, December 20, 2007



photos by Aisling, December 20, 2007 1) Japanese Maple (cultivar: Waterfall) 2) ice & lichen on firewood 3) knotted grapevine

5 comments:

Chellie said...

Beautiful pictures.

Aisling said...

Chellie,

Thank you so much! And, as a bonus, taking these photos got me outside. I haven't been getting outside nearly enough since wintry weather set in.

I'm glad you came by!

Our Red House said...

Thank you so much for sharing your poem with us -- beautiful.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Aisling.

Kate

Aisling said...

Kate, Thank you!

Our Christmas was very nice. I hope yours was as well!

~ Aisling

Nancy J. Bond said...

A lovely poem with lovely sentiment. Your photos are beautiful as well.