Here’s the sister piece to my last post. I know we’re well past the Solstice, but winter goes on. The cold and the dark can seem relentless so stay warm, find some time to enjoy the stillness and remember that below ground spring is gently stirring. .
Winter puts down her bag
spreads out her cloak
The earth stills, draws in to rest.
Light fades early, returns late,
inky shadows swallow sunsets and cloud bears down
with impossible, ephemeral weight.
When the Holly King is in full charge
and the earth slumbers in the cold
we long for Yule
the turn of the wheel
the return on the light.
We are halfway through the dark.