Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice

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Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’… ~ Alfred Tennyson

For those of you less Christmas oriented Happy Winter Solstice today, a friend shared this piece on Facebook and I thought it was perfect for today ~ Rev Kane

The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

So the shortest day came, and the year died,
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away.
They lighted candles in the winter trees;
They hung their homes with evergreen;
They burned beseeching fires all night long
To keep the year alive,
And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
They shouted, reveling.
Through all the frosty ages you can hear them
Echoing behind us – Listen!!
All the long echoes sing the same delight,
This shortest day,
As promise wakens in the sleeping land:
They carol, fest, give thanks,
And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!!

 

About revmichaelkane

Reverend Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His most recent book about hiking and happiness is Appalachian Trail Happiness available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon
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1 Response to Happy Winter Solstice

  1. Beautiful! Thank you so very much..and see you next year Sat 20Dec 2014 Dowth Newgrange
    Solstice Team,
    http://www.wintersolstice.ie

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