Winter Solstice 2016

I've been writing winter solstice poems for close to fifty years. Not every year, but this profound solar event seems to present itself to me over and over as a moment to take seriously, in reverence. It's become my year-end, and the morning after my new year's day. I haven't written a solstice poem for a few years, and with all the discordant forces at work in our world it seemed a good time to…

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