Thursday, December 21, 2017

Poetry Friday -- Winter Solstice



solstice sunset --
skeletal sycamore
backlit by autumn


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Happy Solstice! Welcome back, Kachinas, who come bearing gifts.

We're at the end of a dark, dark year, but we need to remember that it is the darkness that helps us appreciate the light.

Buffy has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week, and I'm happy to announce that the January-June 2018 Poetry Friday Roundup Schedule is complete!





16 comments:

  1. I'll continue to look for the light, Mary Lee. Happy Solstice!

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  2. stunning words, stunning photo. You are such an inspiration, Mary Lee. Be the light!

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  3. "Skeletal sycamore" is so much fun to say, and "backlit by autumn" -- <3!

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  4. What a gorgeous image in color and words!

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  5. Always look for the light. :)

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  6. Looking forward to more light. Love the final line of your haiku, and this gorgeous photo of the setting solstice!

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  7. Trees and sky. Medicine for my mind!

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  8. What an intoxicating image and fits well with your lovely "backlit" solstice haiku. Thanks Mary Lee and here's to each day growing a little bit brighter!

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  9. And it's all uphill from here! :)

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  10. Fabulous photo and haiku! I especially love "backlit by autumn".

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  11. This image reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Gone with the Wind. Your words came together beautifully!

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  12. Our solstice haiku are bookends! I love "backlit by autumn." Thank you for being a constant source of light and inspiration, Mary Lee. Wishing you happy holidays and a new year filled with light.

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  13. Gorgeous! And yes, we have much to learn from the dark. Have you read Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark?

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