Saturday, December 21, 2019

Poems for #WinterSolstice - Happy #Yuletide

Yuletide Cheer 
A poem by Isha ArrowHawk

The chill breath of winter touches us, 
As blankets of snow cover the ground. 
With the glow of moonlight upon them, 
It's like diamond sparkles all around. 

Inside the room is cozy and warm, 
The scent of evergreen wafts from the fire. 
Surrounded with love and family, 
I've got all that I could desire. 

Sleigh bells jingle from the front porch, 
As my coveners decorate outside. 
They've no need of blankets, 
They have the warmth of love inside. 

In my home we all gather round, 
And with Pagan carols our voices ring. 
Then we settle down to enjoy the tale, 
Of the Oaken Lord and the Holly King. 

For our holiday is quite different, 
Than the cowan Christmas night. 
We cast our Circle, join together, 
And welcome the return of Light. 

Then we sit and share the feast, 
As we pass bread and wine around. 
As blessings from mingled voices... 
"Never hunger," "Never thirst" abound. 

All too soon the rite is ended, 
And we greet the newborn day. 
As we clasp hands together, 
This wish we send your way.... 

It's no matter your tradition, 
Be you family, friend, or guest. 
We wish you joy and peace, 
And may your Yule be Blessed!!

Aspects of Yule 
A poem by Zephyr Lioness

Time of deepest darkness 
The God is born anew 
Seedling in the frozen earth 
Awaiting springtime dew. 

The ground, an icy wasteland, 
Though neighbors hearts are warm 
We share our goods with everyone 
So no one comes to harm. 

Snow lies on her shoulders 
Frosted mantle for her hair 
Winter's Queen is giving birth 
The Goddess, always there 

The sun is growing brighter. 
It happens every year 
Promising return of light 
For sod and oak and deer 

Stag King, his mighty antlers 
Rising from a drift 
Leaps for the hunter's arrow 
Just as strong and swift 

He knows his time has ended 
He is heading to the plain 
Where joy caresses memory 
Like softly summer rain  

New fawn takes his first step, 
The buck he will become. 
After the time of knowing 
A new year has begun.

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Always in spirit...

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