by Joyce Mason
God, Goddess, All That Is:
Help me see in the dark.
This longest night of the year
we celebrate the turning-point
between the Night Force and Day.
We protect the seeds of our own creations
nurture them underground
until frost turns raindrops and each pod’s promise
bursts through dirt, darkness, and lack of faith.
And at long last, we see the value of the Night—
its part in the Perfect Plan—
to know You
and our part in it.
© 2009 by Joyce Mason. All Rights Reserved.
Happy Yule/Solstice on December 21st!
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