She whispers my name... Only I can hear

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Solstice

Sunlight fades
A little more
Each day
Until Darkness prevails
Surpassing slumber
Overtaking introspective
Enveloping all
With long winter nights
I long to lay down
In some warm place
And surrender

Those of tropical climes
They do not notice
My world of sunlight
Fading away
Leaving just enough daytime
To scurry about the routine
Dark before I find my way
Home again

I give in to the night
The Sun does not

Solstice

Sun
Stops
Lantern lowering
Now rises again
Daylight showing
One minute here
Two minutes there
Each day now longer than the last
Night time retreats
Reserving reservations
For sleep

The birds know
They flit and fly with renewed vigor
A few minutes more each day
I rally to the light
To increase my flight each day
Knowing full well
The solstice will come again
In June

4 comments:

Jon said...

bobb,

your poetic is as soft as a prayer... lovely as always...

it's funny how we're so affected by light... me who is almost nocturnal still has a connection to sunrise, and i see it almost every day!

still though, i like when it comes up at 5:15, instead of 8:25... and don't even get me going on the whole daylight savings things!

hope you're well and that all is good in your neck of the woods...

jon

p.s.
I very much appreciated your poem on the word verification prompt! Way to make something out of nothing there...

human being said...

beautiful!
loved especially these lines:

'A few minutes more each day
I rally to the light
To increase my flight each day'

Lydia said...

A love poem to solstice that only you could write. My favorite lines are the ones noted by human being, however, it is all beautiful.

This long winter night comes with a hard windstorm here. It's scary but exciting. :)

adee said...

my love narrated me a poem today. she has not yet posted it on her blog. one image that stayed with me was, "that when sun fades away, it leaves its light in little lamps on earth to show the way" beautiful na? how universe works :)