The clouds lumber in and out
blocking the sun as if in doubt
of whether summer solstice should be bright
or cloudy, a reminder we’ll be losing light.
The birdsong surrounds me now;
a cardinal perches on a bough
the tweets remind me to be present
appreciate the moments before dark cold’s descent.
Sascha Darlington 6/21/2018
25 thoughts on “Solstice Song”
Good observation. A rainy solstice may be appropriate reminding us that days will be getting shorter. Birds remind me to be present as well. Their sounds or flights make me stop thinking and pay attention to them and then I realize that is what I should be paying attention to.
This is so true. I think this importance can become lost in a world of so much busyness and technology.
Thank you, Mary
I love the hesitating clouds. Your appreciation for the solstice is apparent ..whether bright days of long nights. Bravo!
Thank you, Vivian! 🙂
Enjoy the birdsong and the bright days ahead before autumn and winter comes around again ~ Lovely share ~
Thank you, Grace! 🙂
I like how you show that birds keep us real!
They do for me and maybe that’s an asset of paying attention to the natural world. Thanks, Dwight.
Yes, for me too!
Clouds being in doubt is a lovely image. It is what they always do around here.
Thanks, Reena. The clouds here today have no doubt. They are raining down. 🙂
Doubtful clouds and ‘a reminder we’ll be losing light’ – thank goodness for the cardinal! A lovely solstice song in couplets, Sascha.
Thanks, Kim. I did start going a little morose at the thought of what the summer solstice brings, but the cardinal did keep it real. 🙂
Throw in the bird songs and you got me. Luv the part played by the Cardinal in your scenario
Thanks for dropping by to read mine Sacha
Your first two lines bring to mind that all is temporary. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Ali! 🙂
A cool reminder that the beginning is the ending — and the Cardinals to remind you to be here in the present.
Thank goodness for cardinals! 🙂
You are welcome!
It is scary that it’s already turning darker… I crave the light
We’ve have clouds and rain since the solstice so it punctuates both of our solstice poems. 🙁 May have to go to the southern hemisphere this winter. lol