Solstice 2017

The shortest day, the longest night,

The solstice of the year

The ratchet and the turning point

It all curves up from here.


This year has been demanding

It’s hard to summon cheer

But yet we are still standing

Although it’s been severe.


Through wind and bitter weather,

Through politics and fear

Rejoice we are together

On our fragile circling sphere.


The snow is falling stronger

But the western sky is clear

Tomorrow will be longer,

Rise, sun! Keep running, deer!


21st December 2017