Senryu Flowers in her hair She dances in sun worship Through the stone circle Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved
Summer Solstice 2022
Tomorrow, June 21st, is the summer solstice here in the USA and the longest day. As summer is my favorite time of year I am always thrilled to have extra daylight time. I will not be taking part in any group celebrations but I will be thankful and appreciating nature. Being outside is calming for me. I feel kissed by the sun, refreshed by the rain and nourished by the earth’s gifts. I respect both its might and its anger Majestic sunrise Shining your light on the world Warming our spirits Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D’Verse and has prompted us with the Summer Solstice
I was born right around the summer solstice. I truly am a summer child and come to life each year when the days are longer and filled with sunshine. Overcast days leave me moody and sometimes give me a headache. As I was born and raised in London there were many rainy, grey days which only made us appreciate the sunshine all the more. Even my favorite Shakespeare play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream!
Now, later in life, I live in Florida where it is sunny every day and the weather is never cold. Yes, it rains, but it is warm rain that you can walk in and we always have an abundance of pretty clouds. You could say I am in my element and I am where I was meant to be.
A child of summer Where sunshine lifted spirits Shadows drained her heart Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us to write a Haibun about the Summer Solstice. Image by Sarah Richter from Pixabay
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 Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing All Rights Reserved Image by Nanou22 from Pixabay