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Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is that time in which we honour the dark and welcome the light.

As we enter the shortest day and longest night of the year, we are reminded that seeds germinate in the darkness of the soil, and in the darkness of the night the stars shine bright.

Here’s a poem I wrote about the Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice by Shereen Baird

Throughout these darkest days of the year
Our darkness may arise causing much terror and fear
 
It may feel like a volcano erupting inside
Like there’s no-where to run to, no-where to hide
 
The past year is being put to rest
A new birthing within you, invite this new guest
 
On the darkest day call for the Spirit of Winter to come
To see you through, wrap you in warmth and be your best chum
 
In the stillness of the earth, activity stirs in the creative void
All is happening within you; try not to worry or to get annoyed
 
Doing is not important now, the best you can do is to rest and be still
Release all yearnings, do not expect or anticipate, just chill……
 
Just listen, what is to come will be shown to you; the beginning of its dream is here
Welcome these new beginnings and know the lighter days are near


The holiday season tends to add to the intensity of this time, often bringing a mixed bag of emotions into the mix. Some feeling sorrow, others jolly and joyful, and perhaps both at once. This is a great time to take a moment to warm your heart; light a candle, have a fire, surround yourself with delightful sounds, smells and sights. And be still…

You can read more of my poems in my book, Sweet.

11 Responses

  1. Always loving and enlightening, only thing better would be hearing your lilting voice recite this piece! Happy Solstice

  2. Beautiful message! I especially love the reminder to listen within, to honor whatever arises so there is room for healing, growth and overall lighter days ahead💕

  3. Silver white winters that melt into spring.
    Sleepy cats
    Friends who pop in with gifts
    Warm record setting December days
    And Christmas
    My favorite things!
    Love ya

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