Solstice Candle

The solstice candle holds its flickering flame
feeble against the gloom of the long night.
Moon, cold and dark in the night sky,
clotting the stars in a blot of emptiness.
Moonless and humble, the candle still burns
reflecting its light in hope, incandescent,
withstanding even the deepest cold
and sparking the helpless soul,
undone at the final turn
of the one true axis.
All hearts turn
to the returning light,
second by second, death is overcome
and resurrection is upon us, rising
lighthearted in the new day and grace filled joy
of spring’s eternal desire and grave emptying flame.

13 thoughts on “Solstice Candle

  1. The hope of a million years is that every year the light comes back to live..

    deep inside us the wonder and awe of the cycles and patterns of all that is..

    Strike @core of what makes us Amazing beings of light when well!

  2. I like this seasonal message, Kathleen and how you used your words as well as the layout to convey this message of hope. There is indeed light after darkness and in the end it triumphs.

  3. I specially love this part Kathleen

    All hearts turn
    to the returning light

    Thank you for sharing such a meaningful Christmas message ~ Wishing you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ~

  4. NOTE…I am ill with a bad virus, & can barely type, so pardon me if I don’t
    comment on your poetics. All of us in the dVerse community enjoy a unique
    fellowship, & I cherish it with all my heart. Wishing you ALL a Merry Christmas
    & may 2015 bring all of us joy.

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