Sonnet for Solidarity

A freshening wind now blows Midwinter in
As we still wonder how what’s good can win.
The promise of a new night threatens all
Who hear both Love and Justice when they call.
No one blames those who fear what is to come;
How can we? Shadows creep to shade our home.
The hand of Evil, Father of all lies
Shows his face clearly though through a new guise.
Yet if we stand together, if we sing
One song that ties together everything
We all believe, while leaving room for change
And differences among all our broad range,
We’ll sing together and not fear the cold.
The tyrant’s voice grows weak as ours grows bold.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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4 Responses to Sonnet for Solidarity

  1. rita kowats says:

    I am tending to my voice with the balm of creative endurance. Your poem reminds me of the courage of the citizens of Estonia and Latvia, who defied the Russian occupiers by gathering in the town square and singing their national anthem and songs revered in their culture. Thank you, Jane.

  2. rita kowats says:

    Some of your readers might like to visit Seattle to read about our Advent series “Revolutionary Songs” We painted the walls with Barnsky graphics and sang moving, stirring songs of nonviolent revolution. Their words echo Jane’s poem and their passion lingers in this season of light, epiphany.

    Also, check out “The Singing Revolution” in the Balkans at

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