Friday, December 16, 2011



Yesterday was as grey as the bowl of an old soup spoon. Rain fell intermittently, making the earth look as drab and miserable as the sky above it. Last night a bullying wind herded the clouds eastward leaving a sky freckled with stars. Now the sun is shining, gilding the bare treetops and turning the clouds lemon yellow at the edges. The little snow that fell last week is gone and the green grass and warmer temperatures make it look and feel more like spring than winter.

I am compiling my poetry into books for family Christmas gifts. Here's one for you.


Solstice

Birds weave the morning light.
the day grows down
to dusk and night,
and I, the watcher,
won't be here
again until the breaking year.

My best wishes to you all for a happy holiday season!



18 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

A very nice verse today,it gave me a good start to go to work.

Brian Miller said...

nice breath of a moment there and so cool you are giving them for christmas...it is supposed to start raining here today...

Rubye Jack said...

What great Christmas presents -- represented by this lovely poem here.

Molly said...

Lovely words....I know them all, but I'd eat them before I could arrange them as poetically as you do! Hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Pauline said...

glad to hear that OOTP - visits to your site have the same effect on me!

Brian - I haven't shared my poetry formally with my family. The occasionally read my blog but this is the first time I've gathered together collections to "publish."

Thanks, RJ - I hope they think so too!

Molly - oh yes you can! Have a wonderful Christmas yourself. When I am in your state visiting my daughter this cold winter, I would love to plan a get-together!

Judith said...

Gorgeous entry, from top to bottom!
Merry Christmas, Pauline ---

Reya Mellicker said...

Why thank you, Pauline, for the holiday wishes.

That drab aspect of winter ... is it weird that I like it? Probably wouldn't if I lived outdoors.

Brother Wind can be a terrible bully. Oh yeah.

Hilary said...

A perfect gift from the heart. Beautiful words as always, Pauline. Wishing you and yours a beautiful holiday.

Friko said...

Thank you, a lovely poem. I may keep it all for myself.

Happy Christmas!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful words and shot. Enjoy your holiday!

steven said...

gasp! you hold moments so closely . . . and when you tell them . . . it's so entirely clear. steven

Pauline said...

Thank you, J - happy holidays to you!

I like it too Reya - winter can be beautiful in its quietude...

Thank you, Hilary, and to you.

Friko - it's yours :)

You too, ladyfi and thanks

Steven, you are a gem. Thanks for that :)

LauraX said...

delicious writing!

Pauline said...

thanks LauraX - so is your comment :)

Barbara Shallue said...

What a gift to cherish! Lucky kids! I'll cherish this one you shared with us, too!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your family will be receiving a wonderful gift this Christmas :-)

Merry Christmas to you and yours, jj

herhimnbryn said...

Good wishes to you Dear P.

Pauline said...

JJ - thanks, and the same to you and yours!

HHB - and to you my far away friend.