Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve in the Morning

7:00 am, Atwood Avenue



Solstice
Nydia Rojas,
Wisconsin Poets Calendar 2008

For sure, the hours of light
will increase after the winter solstice
until the longer days of summer
arrive--energy and light--and I'll
be there taking life in
in one deep breath.

But before that moment arrives
I will have to walk the winter nights,
their silence highlighting vulnerability
or an oasis of solace where
loneliness has spread its wings,
long and deep.

The long winter nights a prelude
I should not miss. The concert
to which nature has invited me
would be incomplete
without its introduction.

1 comment:

Teri C said...

Hmm, now this is a familiar scene! Hope your day was perfect in every way!!