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Friday Poetry for the Halcyon Days of Endarkenment

Welcome Mother Light

with gratitude for her generous permission,
blog friend, Deborah Gregory

Burn all the clocks,
set light to the solstice bonfire,
hang the season’s wreath
as we pause between
dark and the return of light.
Let the passing of time begin,
lay down the year
gently, like a new-born child.

Set your lantern high,
above the excess of Christmas,
curl up in a comfy chair
and let the full moon solstice
shine into your heart.
Sink down into nature’s lap,
warm yourself
by the midwinter flame.

Let us not hurry to spring,
gather winter’s cloak,
rest in the arms of the Mother
who carries the weight
of the world between her hips.
Hibernate and dream
beside the roaring fire
that is winter set upon us.

Listen to the silence,
wait for the inner door to open,
welcome Mother Light
as she offers her child
to the world.
May we all see Her light,
may all circles of celebration
radiate with love.

©Deborah Gregory 2018

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  • December 14, 2018, 3:07 pm Nígeala

    Thank you for sharing this lovely poem, Beth.
    Wishing everyone a blessed and peaceful Winter Solstice.

  • December 14, 2018, 4:02 pm Beth

    Blessings to you, too, Nígeala, and to all. And big thanks to Deborah for sharing this gorgeousness!

  • December 15, 2018, 3:37 am Deborah Gregory

    Thank you so much for your beautiful words Beth and for sharing my Winter Solstice poem here on your enchanted website. I’m delighted you enjoyed it, this is more than any poet could ever hope for! Warm and wild blessings, Deborah.

  • December 15, 2018, 3:40 am Deborah Gregory

    Many thanks Nigeala for your most lovely words! Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Winter Solstice too. Love and light, Deborah.

  • December 15, 2018, 3:46 am Sophia

    This is such a beautiful solstice poem that sums up the balance between nestling up and reflecting on the year that has passed as well as the hope and promise in store for the light of Spring to come. Wishing everyone blessings for the Winter Solstice and these halcyon days.

  • December 15, 2018, 8:47 am Nígeala

    You’re welcome, Debora. Thank you for your beautiful poem. Wishing you many bright blessings.

  • December 16, 2018, 10:10 pm Tricia Morrissey

    This is a beautiful poem and one I will read again as we move towards Solstice. Thank you for sharing this Deborah and thank you for posting this Beth. This was a great poem to read for the candle of North tonight as well. Our Mother Gaia gives us so much and this is such a special time of year to reflect and give thanks for all that She has provided us with as we prepare to begin a new year.

  • December 17, 2018, 3:15 am Deborah Gregory

    Thank you so much Sophia and Tricia for the gift of your beautiful words here on Beth’s enchanting and illuminating website. What magical days we now enter! Warm and wild Solstice blessings to all, Deborah.