Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice!
I‘ve been thinking about the winter solstice and our changing seasons…
Here are a couple poems I wrote while pondering on our solstice a haiku for #natember #haikuforhope #haikuforjustice #haikuforkindness, and a nonet:
mother nature, care for her
like your child…
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
WELCOME WINTER SOLSTICE
Solace settles solstice’s sky as
starlight blankets our longest night…
Earth pulls her covers up tight
as season takes a turn.
takes center stage
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
Here are a couple of sites with winter solstice info and images. The first one has info about Ursids Meteor Shower that will occur this weekend and the second site has some great pics of druids and people celebrating solstice.
And if winter leaves you blue here’s a little music to lift you up into the stars…
Buffy Silverman at her blog Buffy Silverman Children’s Author is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Buffy! We must be on the same wave length for Buffy’s post features THE ALMOST SOLSTICE EDITION! So stop on by for all she’s dishing up and lots more poetry goodness!
Visit Renée LaTulippe’s site No Water River to find out more about what Poetry Friday is.
I can’t decide which I love more- your art or your poetry! Both are so lovely! My favorite line is “starlight blankets our longest night… ” Beautiful! I hope you have a joyous holiday, Michelle.
Thanks Linda, and Happy Holidays to you!
Love the moon shadow of your bunny–and starlight blanketing our longest night. Happy solstice and holidays to you!
Michelle. thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork and poetry. Winter is certainly alive in what you do for you bring brilliant imagery to the written page: starlight blankets our longest night. May starlight keep us warm and cozy tomorrow night. I’ll be thinking of you.
Thanks Carol, enjoy the Solstice and Holidays!
Wow, wow, wow to your Winter Solstice picture! I love it! Also you poems… pulling covers up tight is definitely what I do! Thanks so much for this post!
Happy Solstice. Thanks for sharing those lovely poems and your beautiful painting!!
I like “solace” and “solstice” together. And what a lovely painting! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com
Thanks Ruth, Happy Holidays to you and your family!
I really like you art and the poem is excellent. In your painting I like your use of the green and white to create a snowy tree effect. Also, i like the use of light on the moon. Nice work!
It’s all just gorgeous Michelle. I love the idea of the days getting longer, but I don’t like that ‘real winter’ sets in now.
I love the way the trees and stars lean in and the way the moonlight encircles the rabbit. This image speaks to the love in your haiku, and gives the feel of pulling the blankets close in your nonet. Lovely.
Wow, Michelle–the curving, circular-cyclical shapes of everything in this illustration, even the stars, is enchanting! I’ve loved your #haiku too!
Ruth said it first — love the play between solace and solstice. Gorgeous as always. Cheers! — Christie
What a beautiful post, Michelle! . Like Heidi, I love the repeating curves in your gorgeous illustration, especially how the trees bend to shelter that wee rabbit. These lines from your second poem are lovely as well:
“Earth pulls her covers up tight
as season takes a turn.”
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!