Thursday, December 22, 2005

Winter Solstice and the Mystery of the Trees

passing so fast/ the days of christmas celebrate the winter solstice/ yet long ago the darkness seemed so agonizingly slow to yield its power/ at the center of the celebration there are trees/ their secret lay with the ancient druids/ the knowers of the wisdom of the oak/ dark and mysterious/ the tree as the universe extends into our world from an invisible realm/ lights and ornaments adorn the tree like stars and planets/ robert graves awakened us to the mystery of the trees and the origin of poetry/ a calendar of trees/ the birch tree for the month stretching from December 24th to January 20th/ birch means bright or shining/ guiding us through the endless night/ our christmas tree stands as a metaphor for the cosmos/ for the origin and destiny of life/ sittimg in the dark and looking at the miniature universe/ looking into the depths of the tree/ seeing the mystery of the darkness unrevealed/ a joyful and perpetual yearning for a renaissance of light and life...

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