December 21, 2018: Solstice

"The wall calendar tells you it’s December, 

but something deep within you has clung

to the lingering warmth of snowless autumn

The body deplores this retreat towards the dark,

the dimming days, the physical affront of cold. 

Already, unseen crevices within us are busy

re-programming the spirit for spring.

   ––Glen Sorestad:Poem for the Winter Solstice

 © Philip Knight 2018