Solstice 2016

winter-2013This year I do not want
the dark to leave me.
I need its wrap
of silent stillness,
its cloak
of long lasting embrace.
Too much light
has pulled me away
from the chamber
of gestation.

Let the dawns
come late,
let the sunsets
arrive early,
let the evenings
extend themselves
while I lean into
the abyss of my being.

Let me lie in the cave
of my soul,
for too much light
blinds me,
steals the source
of revelation.

Let me seek solace
in the empty places
of winter’s passage,
those vast dark nights
that never fail to shelter me.

( Joyce Rupp, “Winter’s Cloak”)


Am 21. Dezember 2016 ist Wintersonnenwende, es kommen die dunkelsten Tage im Jahr…
Il 21 dicembre torna il solstizio, il periodo più buio dell’anno…



4 thoughts on “Solstice 2016

  1. Oggi è il giro di boa. Dal buio alla luce, i giorni ricominceranno ad allungarsi per portarci nuovamente fra le braccia del sole e della primavera… ma prima bisogna passare attraverso l’inverno e il suo freddo.
    Un abbraccio


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