december solstice (poem)

snowflake pic

Official first day of winter–
the solstice
when darkness is bigger,
greater, longer

than the sun’s extended rays
which reach my fingertips
eight minutes later than when they first sizzled
out of their thermogenic home

This electromagnetic radiation
reaches the cool blue earth
invisibly touches my skin

Here I sit
in the chill of Cimmerian nights
and wait for a tender light to pierce
the crepuscular twilight

Underneath December’s star
silence stirs the night
life transgresses, progresses

Sing a song of lament
you hungry and thirsty bones
as your song stretches
through winter

Remember the perpetual anticipation
remember the deep agonies
of waiting in darkness for dreams

Let the heat of the star touch you
and watch the fires burn


© prasanta   December 21, 2017


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