Monday, December 21, 2015
Winter Solstice 2015
Today is the Winter Solstice, 2015 and also the wedding anniversary of Roger and Arline Chase. The last three lines of the poem of celebration below, refer to this event.
A Change in the Wind...
Winter snows left us weak,
Then cold spring rain pelted the house
bringing yet more loss, illness, change
Clear-eyed Davy is swept away,
Almost before we can take it in,
he left us standing on a windy beach,
Scattering dust and yellow roses
while a sunset hid behind black clouds and
drops of rain fell like tears...
Sid recovers from a dangerous illness, as,
Combines munch ripened wheat,
And new crops are sown and
Though injured herself, Kathy works with others
To prepare a musical memorial, offering games,
bluegrass music, and shared memories...
We dance, share peanut butter fudge
And celebrate Dave’s kind heart
Join together, to make a love offering
The year turns; bright leaves fall, pets
grow a new winter’s coat as
Sid puts up a new roof
Little Angel smiles brighten Roger’s heart as
The last of the beans come in as
a shining spirit sheds a beautiful light
Snow falls softly upon a Winter Solstice
Love remains a blessing within our hearts
For we know the Creator’s purpose is eternally met...
— Arline Chase, Winter Solstice, 2015