Winter Solstice   
One of the four solar holidays; it is celebrated as the rebirth of the Great God who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun

The word Solstice evolved from Old French from Latin solstitium
(combination of sol, the sun, and stitium, to stand still.)   

The warm sun is falling, the bleak wind is wailing,
The bare boughs are sighing, the pale flowers are dying,
Come, Months, come away,
From November to May,
                        ~Percy Bysshe Shelley~

 The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
            ~John Greenleaf Whittier
Solstice Dawn
(Monoprint, Muntins Series II, #4)

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