on the Solstice, December 2019 Bearing only a sliver of lightso I might know I adressedthe sky at all, I asked: Why must there be more black night?”So I may replenish the color of crow feathers,that wolves may know when to sing,that the moon might casta reflection in black waterand know that it is beautiful.ShouldContinue reading “Conversation with the Night Sky”
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Tilt Farther: The Hibernal Solstice is Here (Revised)
This post was revised to multiple edited posts on December 18. Here’s hoping it reads a bit leaner and humbler. “Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow” This is how poet Christina Rossetti described the natural world to our insufficient senses in “In theContinue reading “Tilt Farther: The Hibernal Solstice is Here (Revised)”
Where is the wild, always? Look up to the wild blue.
In the first week of December, Colorado skies have cleared completely. Cloudless after the Thanksgiving weekend storms and this morning’s sky is black as stout. Stars are widely visible, the air is crisp but not frigid. Mercury can be seen by your eyes unaided. At 35 degrees I can still stand comfortably in a longContinue reading “Where is the wild, always? Look up to the wild blue.”