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Solstice Serenade
by Ronald W. Hull

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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 Solstice Serenade


The distant sun sets on the shortest day,
as the magic of the north land comes into play.

Stars come out one by one to accent the night,
wild creatures sleep under a blanket of white.

Wild creatures sleep, under a blanket of white.

Frost creates artistry on every twig and blade,
coating the night with a silvery brocade.

A richness of beauty as rare as the cold air,
the moon comes out casting reflections so fair.

While wild creatures sleep, under a blanket of white.

The stars and the moon add to the still of the night,
while Aurora Borealis move magic in curtains of bright.

Colors so moving, so fading, so enchanting, so rare,
that come and go like a warm whim in the cool night air.

Unseen to the creatures, lying asleep below.
Wild creatures sleep, under a blanket of snow.

Wild creatures sleep, under a blanket of white.

The sun peeks through to a crystalline dawn.
Diamond flakes of ice and snow filter on down.

Trees laden with frost bow branches to the light,
the brilliance of day outshines the artistry of night.

And the wild creatures sleep, under a blanket of white.

The peace of the wild is so clear in the brilliance of day.
Shadows pierce the snow leaving no tracks as they play.

A lone fox listens for faint sounds of his prey.
And then pounces into the snow surprising his way.

And wild creatures sleep, under a blanket of white.

And dream of the day, when days are longer, than night.

Copyright 2011 © Ronald W. Hull

12/23/11
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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 3/31/2012
How pretty! You mention the north land. My people live in Finland. I've been there two times. I was there during two summer solstice celebrations. It is celebrated by burning a huge bonfire, eating crepes, singing, dancing, and visiting from bonfire to bonfire! There's a lot of beer and vodka flowing during this solstice! Thank you for taking me back there again!!
Reviewed by Layla Thomas 2/1/2012
about the time one thinks they will be glad when something such as the 'cold' is gone they suddenly begin to miss it

wonderful visions here. thank you for sharing, Ronald
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 1/14/2012
Absolutely stunning
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 12/30/2011
Enchanting rhythm underlies this sonically sensual poem!
Happy New Year Ron,
Christine
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 12/27/2011
Enchanting phrasing in this one, Ronald! LOVED it!Pure magic!

Anna
Reviewed by JMS Bell 12/25/2011
I LOVE THIS WONDERFUL 'PAINTING'! THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by jude forese 12/25/2011
A vivid montage of imagery and winter spirit
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 12/24/2011
Tis the season to be dark. We kind of like it cause the dogs don't pounce on us for breakfast quite as early. Patrick
Reviewed by Mary Lacey, Desertrat 12/24/2011
Ron,

Great poem and visuals about a very special day, if it's the shortest day, it's only going to get better.

Mary
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/24/2011
I love the way you play with these different ways of doing poetry!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years.
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