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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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Winter Solstice Poem

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem celebrates Winter Solstice 2012 in the northern hemisphere, and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere. Lighter days and summer and are now heading northwards, while darker days and winter are  on their way south; to meet half way at the spring/autumn equinox in March. Hope you have a great Solstice, Christmas and whatever you celebrate; and holiday season.
The poem mirrors line for line (outer and outer etc) in the two halves more than the lines rhyming. Here it is:
Revolving earth at winter solstice on the nort...
Revolving earth at winter solstice on the northern hemisphere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mid-Winter Rainbow’s Pot of Gold
dye me grey
December day
winter waves
winds chill down
feather home
heating insulation
pigeons roost
solstice boost
ascended shortest day, midwinter peak fall
skiing ravine
eagles flight
sunshine returns
fleeting promise
wardrobe coat den
spring beckons
January joy
grate my desire
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays (Photo credit: pollyalida)
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has several books available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Solstice Poem Chasing the Last Light of Day

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In the last poem before a mid-summer break, Marc Latham celebrates the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere, and the long days we enjoy at this time of year.
There is still some light in the north-east sky until about 11pm at the moment where Marc lives (Leeds), and when he sees this he usually thinks how nice it would be to follow it until shaking night off, if it meant the day never ended, and you didn’t get tired.
Here’s the poem, and enjoy the solstice wherever you are:
Following the Last Light
Midnight Sun
all day fun
following last light
to escape night
north in June
flowers bloom
neverending colour
far from the equator
even night and day all year
winter is summer below
better follow
route Africa
then South America
December brings thaw
down world floor
no more night
ice sight