Winter Solstice Sonnet II

With weight of Winter warming causing pain,
We long for snow and ice to come again
To bring protection for the soil below
And friendly freezing’s later soaking flow.
The birds know this warm Solstice isn’t kind
And mob each seed in feeders they can find,
Soft breezes telling them what we can’t hear:
All harsh winds, frost and biting cold draw near.
Come cold night, then, and even colder dawn;
This warm December should not, can’t go on.
All seasons have their purposes in turn;
Pale Winter balances Sun’s Summer burn.
This Solstice counterweighs its Sister’s light
With sparkling cold and deeper, lusher night.

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About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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3 Responses to Winter Solstice Sonnet II

  1. rita kowats says:

    Reblogged this on Spirituality Without Borders: Reflections on Spiritual Practice and commented:

    Profound food for thought from Jane Woodman on this Winter Solstice. Enjoy and reflect.

  2. rita kowats says:

    This puts your finger right on it, in the most poignant, beautiful way, Jane. I encourage you to submit it to some environmental publications. Merry Christmas!

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