Thursday, 22 December 2011

Day Twenty Two: 'Winter Solstice Sonnet' by Lucy Lepchani

'Winter Solstice Sonnet'

Outshone by Christmas and its Light,

by tinsel, feasts and festive cheer,

the shortest day and longest night

takes shadowed place in turning year.

Our ancestors marked out this time

when winter shook the barren land,

and to this sunrise, they aligned

solstice stone circles that still stand

and welcome back sustaining sun.

Our ancestors resilience

to winter’s hardships were hard won

by wits, and skill, and brilliance.

Our heritage: yielded from their strife,

that we may cherish gifts of life.

Lucy Lepchani

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