Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Soltice - December 21, 2014

resurrection begins
in bright hopes
on this darkest of nights
the sun returns to the earth

© G.s.k. '14

Credits: Winter Solstice (© photo Millie Gounder-Flynn)
Today is special because today is the 21st of December or  the Winter Solstice or as it was called in the past Yule-Tide!

I think that today should be a universal holiday in all the Northern Hemisphere - Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, but it's also the beginning of the renewal of life as days grow progressively longer culminating in the Spring Equinox. 

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Here are Jane Reichhold's beautiful haiku for this wonderful day:

winter solstice
the white night alone
with rolling surf

winter solstice
the sun in the south
with old folks

winter solstice
warmth of friends
return the sun

© Jane Reichhold

And our host Chèvrefeuille:

the longest night
bright stars sparkle through the clouds -
Christmas carolers

© Chėvrefeuille


  1. Yes, there's great hope in knowing it's only going to get brighter from here on out :)
    Very nice Georgia

    1. Thanks Jen ... I look for the bright side of things if I can ;-)

    2. Thanks Jen ... I look for the bright side of things if I can ;-)

  2. The longest night is also the return of the light: paradoxical!

    Solstice Haiku

  3. How we all long for the sun to return at this time of year---at least in the northern hemisphere!

    1. I find it strange to think that while we bask in our summer ... New Zealand has cold and blustery weather ..

  4. We are celebrating as much as we can during our hibernation..


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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