Winter Solstice: The Year’s Compline

WINTER SOLSTICE: THE YEAR’S COMPLINE
By Mack Hall
Word Count: 81
Rating: G
Summary: Dedicated to the time of the ending year

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Image Credit: Pictures-and-Images.net

The winter solstice is the year withdrawing
From all the busy-ness of being-ness,
And life in all its transfigurations
Seems lost beyond this cold, mist-haunted world

Time almost stops. Low-orbiting, the sun
Drifts dimly, drably through Orion’s realm
Morning becomes deep dusk; there is no noon
Four candles are the guardians of failing light

Until that Night when they too disappear
Beneath a Star, before a greater Light

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