This is a re-post, with a few small changes :>)

The imagined illustration shows the entire party gathered to witness the sunrise :>)



Solstice Song

Slow and stately, majestic Sun climbs the cold sky
   in his gown of gold flames spreading warmth upon Earth,
now the time of the end-of-year solstice be nigh
   as we waken from winter in wondrous rebirth.

In his gown of gold flames spreading warmth upon Earth,
   Sun ascends over streams, over forests and hills
as we waken from winter in wondrous rebirth
   and from day to day part from the season of chills.

Sun ascends over streams, over forests and hills,
   in the fields, sheep and cows long for fresh grass of spring
and from day to day part from the season of chills
   to the upsurging age, when the Ram becomes King.

In the fields, sheep and cows long for fresh grass of spring,
   blackbirds, robins, crows call from their feathery nests
to the upsurging age, when the Ram becomes King
   and we venture outside without wearing our vests.

Blackbirds, robins, crows call from their feathery nests,
   deep in woods, lusty flickers stoke velvety moles
and we venture outside without wearing our vests,
   rabbits peep amber-eyed from their hibernal holes.

Deep in woods, lusty flickers stoke velvety moles
   tiny buds form on oak, and on beech, and on birch,
rabbits peep amber-eyed from their hibernal holes,
   pigeons practise love's ditties on horse-chestnut perch.

Tiny buds form on oak, and on beech, and on birch,
   seed-sprouts start their slow crawl to the fertile soil top,
pigeons practise love's ditties on horse-chestnut perch,
   on the hill, Farmer stands and surveys his young crop.

Seed-sprouts start their slow crawl to the fertile soil top,
   now the time of the end-of-year solstice be nigh,
on the hill, Farmer stands and surveys his young crop,
   slow and stately, majestic Sun climbs the cold sky.




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Written on 2018-12-22 at 13:29

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Outstanding!
2018-12-25


Bibek
This is 'nature writing' at its best. I love the rural, rustic and pastoral images. Love the way you pen in formal verse with a secured cadence and rhyme.

Bibek
2018-12-25