A Blessed Birth

The time of darkness touched by Winter’s snow
Beneath our feet the frozen Earth awaits
The Sun’s rebirth upon the solstice night,
In ice and snow she’s warmed by mystic fates,
And as before the Winter’s Queen draws near,
A cloak of white across her shoulders bare,
Her body arched in labours living throes,
The moonlight caught in strands of frosted hair.
A promised return of the new-born Sun,
To warm the land for ev’ry living thing,
Whilst in merriment the Pagans recall
When the holly bough yields to the Oak King,
Our joyful voices sing like Summer rain
For now the Sun returns to shine again

 

©JG Farmer 2011
Form: Chivalric Sonnet

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