Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

The moment had come
as the sun broke the night
An orange sphere rising 
The first of summer light
 
They danced in the circle
Flowers woven in their hair
Among the ancient stones
In each hand a burning flare
 
Kneeling at earth’s altar
Chanting a prayer in rhyme
Celebrating Midsummer
Marking the passage of time
 
 
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  19 comments for “Summer Solstice

  1. Elizabeth Harley
    June 15, 2021 at 7:27 am

    Hello, would it be possible to use this poem in a service at our Unitarian chapel this Friday? Full credit will be given of course. All warmest, Elizabeth.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 18, 2021 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth. I answered your request via email β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•

  2. dragyonfly
    July 2, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Hello Christine, I love your quatrain having to do with the vernal equinox (solistice) as we celebrate the return of the sun and the return of the greening and life. I love the rhythm and rhyme of your piece and how it brings the ritual close.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 2, 2019 at 7:36 pm

      Oh thank you so much! I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

  3. June 24, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    I like all the circles. (K)

  4. June 24, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Love the celebration and ceremony here. Well done! πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      June 24, 2019 at 11:23 am

      Thanks, as always, Crystal πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  5. June 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    I like the association of prayer and rhyme in this line: “Chanting a prayer in rhyme”. Happy Summer Solstice!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 21, 2019 at 12:45 pm

      … and to you too Frank! Thanks πŸ™‚

  6. June 21, 2019 at 1:09 am

    Perfect poem for the time of the year.

    • Christine Bolton
      June 21, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Thanks Lisa! πŸ™‚πŸ’•

      • June 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

        You are welcome πŸ™‚

  7. June 20, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Wonderful! πŸ’ž

    • Christine Bolton
      June 21, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Thank you my friend πŸ™‚πŸ’•

  8. June 20, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Summer Solstice is tomorrow, June 21. Nice quatrain Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      June 20, 2019 at 10:59 pm

      Yes Rob! I thought it was appropriate πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, as aways.

  9. June 20, 2019 at 10:43 pm

    Love the mysterious tone to this poem

    • Christine Bolton
      June 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you Bryan πŸ™‚

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