Flowing, following the elusive light as the season wanes and darkens
Deeper into its cold, biting phase.
Searching, basking, squinting against the rays as they rise higher
Making diamonds in the snow.
Slowly brightening our fleeting daylight as colors play on the clouds,
Beginning and ending each day.
As fall moves to winter and the light seeks our senses more each day,
Filling our hours with blissful delight.
I have come full circle through the year, and the light has remained
Giving its glossy, glowing, luminous gifts unending.
© Donna Donabella 2014
This poem was originally shared on my garden blog, Gardens Eye View, on January 6th, 2014 soon after the Winter Solstice and New Year. With the darkness receding as winter began, I wanted to celebrate the light. The light lost and found again through the seasons and through my life over the past few years. It was this following of the light that helped keep me going through the dark times in my life.
I thought it would be appropriate to share my thoughts on winter again as we approach the new Winter Solstice and the coming of the light. Where autumn comes out of its darkness and we follow the light to spring.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.
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Special Note: The pictures here are from last winter as I watched the snow play on the landscape and sparkle especially in the early morning light.
I leave you with a little bit of sentiment about winter and light. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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