Praises to the return of the Sun!
Now on this Solstice day,
Suspended, awaiting the Earth's glad turn,
No farther will we stray.
Praises to the warm, dark Earth!
Our mother, our nourishing home.
Safe She keeps us, and well indeed
Wherever we may roam.
Praises to the singing of songs!
Beloved signs of life.
We gather together in joy and love,
And release all strain and strife.
December 21, 2012