when energy spins away with mother sun
mute blanket’s dark dampens our warmth
maker’s kind start: the cold light of snow,
a spark that ignites spirits’ lumen glow.
we clay take gifts, fashion night to day
and create season’s charged illumination;
pull together gatherings for illumination
with fervent pleas for quick return of sun.
wreathes of ever greens light holly days.
hat to hat, boot to boot, bask in warmth;
million souls join, sing, in candles’ glow.
shadows dance polished sheen on snow
oh, the abuses suffered by season’s snow!
melted by a blazing bonfire’s illumination,
yet it harbors no resentment. see it glow,
companion to flames, amorph white sun;
it gives hopeful light even without warmth,
a merciful illusion blanketing darker days.
the inglenook creates bright place of day,
cozy dream so far away from blight snow.
we wrap ourselves in red-yellow warmth,
wood smoke, footsy, brandied illumination;
close-eyed meanderings in summer’s sun,
hands to contented cheeks in flame’s glow.
across the night sky distant twinkles glow,
seen only when ’tis gone the light of day;
still hours yet before return of distant sun.
feet cold now from standing in the snow, I’m
satisfied with heaven’s wordless illumination;
crunch back inside to snuggle your warmth.
together we vanquish dark with warmth,
infuse soul’s circulation with its glow.
true blessings come from this illumination,
where blackest pit shines zenith’s day.
we must affirm beneficent grace of snow;
seek out, be open to community’s sun.
cultivating warmth flips script of night to day
friendship’s kindled glow thaws heart’s snow
nature’s teaching brings illumination of sun
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Sarah is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Sarah says:
So give me a poem about light.
Am also linking this to earthweal‘s Open Link Weekend. Happy Holidays, Brendan and Hosts at earthweal.