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Summer Solstice Poem Celebrating Natural Life

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem celebrates summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. Marc isn’t a practising pagan; he’s a perfect one (only joking).

So he wasn’t too bothered about celebrating the summer solstice, and especially as greenygrey weather dominated, but then he heard birdsong this morning, and that gave him the idea for this poem. Here it is:

Summer solstice at Stone Henge
Summer solstice at Stone Henge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer Solstice, Natural Celebration

I didn’t witness
sun setting
at its latest
time
of what we now know
as a year
from
standing stones
transported
over land and water
in a different world
to what we know now

sensing ancestor spirit, experiencing living reality

but I did hear singing
of a special kind
from tree and sky
flying
through thermals
up
in the air
dawning in what we call
morning
light of earliest
bird awakening
preceding prehistoric humanity

Korimako (Bell Bird) singing
Korimako (Bell Bird) singing (Photo credit: theirishkiwi)

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

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