The Winter Solstice
The shortest day of the year, when it was believed that the Sun stood still in the sky... 
…then the next day continued on his way, and the days began to lengthen!

O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? 
                        ~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Tree of Life

A tree on a moonless night
has no sap or color.

It has no flower and no fruit.
It waits for the sun to find them.

Let the sun
inch above the rooftops.

Let love be the light that shows again
the blossom to the root.
Eavan Boland

Winter Evening