Midwinter II

Father Sun, Father Sun

When the shortest day is come

Bring me home, bring me the one.

The beating heart, the loving cup, your winters drum

Call across the hills and plains, tell everyone

Bring in the Yule log, put on your fur, your winter gown

Beneath the mistletoe with a kiss be bound

Put on your holly crown.

Sister Moon, sister moon

As the silent sea swell swoons

Step out with me in your midnight costume

We will dance to the piper’s tune

Waxing, waning through the silvered night

Fox cry, owl screech, frost bite.

Mother Earth, Mother Earth

When the new year starts to turn

As the fire scorches, burns

Rise from slumber let dreams bear fruit

Let Hope and all it’s maiden prayers take root

The oak, the ivy, together may bear

Natures winter witness to lovers everywhere.

Father Sun, Father Sun

When through the sky your journey’s done

Leave a golden ray to spark

A fire that kindles ‘gainst the dark

Send an arrow through all lost hearts

Reunite with their true path

Banish sorrow, banish gloom

Nourish Mother Earth

Replenish Sister Moon.

Three Kings journeying with winter crown

Berry red, wine and caroling throughout the towns

Three Queens riding across hills and plain

Bringing back the oak, the fruit, the harvest grain,

Snow blown winds and ice thawing in their wake

As blessings and sunrise in winter hearths they make

Red Kite calling under the morning star

Cottage, barn, farmyard, fold and cow byre

Field, hollow, high woods nestled on the hill

Welcome in the New Year, with all good will.

Father Sun, Father Sun. When the shortest day is done

Bring me home, bring me the one.


Midwinter Solstice       © JL Brain 2017

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