Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Midwinter

Winter long
Winter deep
Snow & ice
The Cailleach's keep

Mist shrouded morn
Crystal white
Shortest day
Longest night

The land sleeps
Earth rests
Heartbeat slow
within the breast

Darkness falls
Fires blaze bright
The vigil kept
All through the night

Travellers arrive
To join the feast
And await the Sun
Watching the East

A pale glow
The first soft ray
The sun is risen
Darkness driven away
The land sleeps
Earth rests
Yet heartbeat quickens
within the breast


6 comments:

  1. ooo I needed that Nigel
    thank you
    oxo

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  2. Lovely, may I use the poem into Yule post on a mamas' forum?

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  3. That's two requests I've had to use it. I guess it's not bad then :)

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  4. Nigel, this is absolutely beautiful. Your words just roll off the tongue...
    Just brilliant. i love it. Thank you for sharing. it's very calming to me. xox

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  5. Nice flow of words. Well written.

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  6. Lovely and warm words. My favourite line is : The land sleeps, Earth rests. So simple and beautiful at the same time. thank you for sharing.

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