Friday, 21 December 2018

Winter Solstice


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Solstice II - Kathleen Jamie

Here comes the sun 
                       summiting the headland - pow!
straight through the windows of the 10.19
- and here's us passengers,
                     splendid and blinking
                                 like we're all re-born,
remade exactly, and just where we left off:
the students, the toddler, the tattoo'd lass,
the half-dozen roustabouts
                                   headed off-shore
                                            cracking more beers and more jokes.
Angus at midwinter
                                 or near as makes no odds -
faint shadows raxed
over fields of dour earth,

every farmer's fenceposts
                                    splashed with gold.

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