The darkest night

Spiraling In

And back out with the light


Just Delicate Needles
It's so delicate, the light.
And there's so little of it. The dark
is huge.
Just delicate needles, the light,
in an endless night.
And it has such a long way to go
through such desolate space.
So let's be gentle with it.
Cherish it.
So it will come again in the morning.
We hope.


Rolf Jacobsen
Translated by Robert Hedin
Copper Canyon Press

RunninL8  – (December 22, 2009 at 12:31 PM)  

i've been enjoying your wonderful advent celebrations! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays to you!

kristin  – (December 22, 2009 at 12:59 PM)  

a spiral in the snow!!! how perfectly wonderful! and what a lovely celebration of solstice.

i love that poem (did i first hear it from you? i posted it too :))

Anonymous –   – (December 22, 2009 at 4:04 PM)  

Here's the link to that CSA farm I told you about.

http://www.sugarmtnfarm.com/blog/

Jane  – (December 22, 2009 at 8:58 PM)  

What a lovely poem and celebration!

Maribeth  – (December 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM)  

Beautiful spiral. You have much more snow than we do, although it is now snowing this morning. Happy darkness, may you find fertile ground with the coming of the light.

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