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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice

Sharing a little poem I wrote for the Winter Solstice in 2006...

Original painting by Matt Armington as inspired by poem. (Thank you Matt!)


Solstice Night

The moonless air is still
and dark.
Shadowless we wait
with eyes skyward
and frozen breath
curling
into the night.

Deep within our souls
we ache
with desire to embark
upon the timeless journey,
of night into day,
transforming
dark into light.

All wings must rest
folded
marking the time
until the heart calls.
Suspended in slumber
awaiting
time for flight.

Crystalline silken threads
spun
on winter dreams
by cryptic mystic spiders
lacing lives and loves
concealing
within a fragile web.

Diamond stars sparkle
escorts
from the shadowed realm
point to awakened roots
taking hold within us,
illuminating
slender slivers of hope.


Copyright Liv Herbert 2006

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11 Comments:

Blogger maryeb said...

This is lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

December 21, 2008 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger MagdaleneJewels said...

Liv, what an absolutely beautiful poem. I could visualize each scene as you describe it. Happy Winter Solice to us all!

December 21, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger AltheaP said...

Thank you so much for sharing this with us -- it's beautiful! I especially love cryptic mystic spiders.

December 21, 2008 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

Your poetry is beautiful. I thought this one was beautiful. Thanks

December 21, 2008 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger joonbeam said...

How lovely, fil. Happy Solstice to you and thanks for sharing your poetry. Hope you will continue to.

December 22, 2008 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger The Filigree Garden said...

Thank you all and I hope you holidays are joyous and filled with light!

December 22, 2008 at 8:23 AM  
Blogger Jai Johnson said...

Oh, that is one awesome poem! And I love the painting too - it ties in well with the poetry.

December 22, 2008 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger AltheaP said...

The painting complements the poem so well! Everything you touch is lovely, Liv.

December 22, 2008 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Sixsisters said...

Lovely !

December 22, 2008 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Brett Ward said...

Very well written.You have a way with words dear Liv. And for those of us who celebrate Solstice, this is very meaningful. Thank you for writing such a great poem.
Brett

December 22, 2008 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger The Filigree Garden said...

I am so happy that these words have had some meaning to someone. It is always a little scary to release one's writing to the universe. Thank you all for accepting them in such a positive way. :-)

December 22, 2008 at 1:02 PM  

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