Winter Solstice by Michele Slatter
(A glance at solstice from an upside down perspective)
The day ages quickly
needs lights: street lights, headlights
early night, longest sleep
dreams of youth
grey gives way to gold again, cold to heat.
However I still think of summer solstice in June:
June Solstice: North
Day’s slow, slow, slowest fade
pale lawns, soft airs, fireflies, laughter
dark days wait.