585. On the first day of winter, the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself. ~Laura Lush

Alas! how changed from the fair scene,
When birds sang out their mellow lay,
And winds were soft, and woods were green,
And the song ceased not with the day!
~Excerpt from poem 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Winter is Awakening
The Solstice Sun is Rising

The Heart of Nature
Poems of Earth
now sleeping

The Seasons are
The journeys
of Creation

The Seeds
are Quickening
in Mother Nature’s
Sacred Wing

~Edited poem by Victoria Pettella

Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. ~1 Corinthians 16:6   ✝
(Paul was speaking here to Christ followers in Corinth, but this could well be a prayer we lift up unto the Lord for safe passage through winter’s dark realm.)

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26 thoughts on “585. On the first day of winter, the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself. ~Laura Lush

  1. Handsomely you welcomed the Winter Solstice dear Natalie ! Indeed,Paul’s words make a nice prayer to the Lord for winter,especially for those who experience heavy and catastrophic winters. Hugs, Doda 🙂


      • Hahahaha. Poor you Natalie. I’m a sun lover. I just want to have the cold for Christmas and then right back to the sun. Hahahaha. Growing up in Canada makes it difficult to accept heat and summer for Christmas. The other day it was raining and we were having my inlaws over for evening coffee (normal to do that here). I was baking with my daughter and the Christmas tree lights were on and I put on Christmas music. It was sooooo wonderful. I felt all nostalgic.
        🙂 ❤


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