Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

A Chapter by Lyn Anderson
"

it's all up hill from here.

"

Sun at my back another winter morning;

somehow it makes me remember

how beautiful you were that day -


On this, the furthest from your favourite time of year

on a deck warmed by the sun still high in the sky

late into the longest day of the solstice.

and I couldn't help but smile


This day, the shortest, the coldest,

the furthest I've come from your happiest place;

exactly where I want to be.




© 2019 Lyn Anderson


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Lyn Anderson
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This is so sad and so reminiscent. I enjoyed this! Thank you for sharing.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

7 Months Ago

I appreciate the visit. Thanks
Your lines beautifully expressed, yet with a trace of sadness running through. Nicely penned Lyn.

Chris

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much.
Aw, this is so good, I enjoyed your write.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Thank you very much for stopping in
a victory lap for the betrayed ... the relating to nature and personifying all of it to our human heart is well done says i ... few words and lines ... big emotive story ... a history we can fill in without difficulty ... how does the captcha know???? "hindcast" indeed ... some pasts only need a wee glance to "see" ;) well done Lyn ... you are a crafter of words for sure
E.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Why thank you my friend. Hindsight for sure
Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

:) ..................
there is a sadness here and it makes me shiver like nobodies business... N

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Ah you caught that did you? Thank you
Neville

9 Months Ago

I did indeed... N
This is deep, linear yet so shooting off into non linear feelings which could possibly be my perception. Again, if I am able to create a perception around a write, its worth reading and I like how you haven't complicated it with metaphors yet surely put across the message through the lines.

Again, I'm not really reviewing it, rather speaking how I felt about it which might be really different from how you would feel when writing it. Nice read

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

I don't tend to write with a lot of extraneous words. Thank you for your comments. Very much your pe.. read more
hi Lyn, I have noticed your last few poems seem more reflective, perhaps even more sentimental (not that other poems I have read from you lacked this)…. maybe it is due somewhat to the winter solstice, a time when the cold seems to spur on thoughts of where we are and where we've come from, those influences in our life that makes us who we are and what it is we truly want and dream...

there is something about sitting out on the back deck, coffee in hand and watching my breath steam in the first morning light of day.... it is also a good time to read poems on my phone to taste their warmth before the cold air freezes them.... this is when I first read your poem and had these thoughts...

it is a lovely poem Lyn....

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Oh, I most definitely have lost my bitter edge. For better or for worse, she rarely comes by anymore.. read more
Winter Solstice, time to dig deep into our thoughts. Your description allowed the reader to feel and understand the words dear Lyn. Thank you for sharing the wonderful poetry.
Coyote

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

I am glad. And I thank you for your extended visit
Coyote Poetry

9 Months Ago

Busy December, I am glad January is here. Been a writing fool and you are welcome dear Lyn.
Its all uphill from here is now gong to be my motto. Funnily enough, I noticed the irony of the solstice being unnaturally sunny too, well for over here anyway.
I can picture the nip in the air, that with each breath, makes you realise that you are alive, with the sting of cheek to remind you what it is to truly breathe and be a part of your surroundings. I say this, because your words portray that moment to me, that is in the moment, completely understood. The words come later, effortlessly in your case :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Lyn Anderson

9 Months Ago

Yes. It's all a matter of perspective some days. Thank you for this lovely and thoughtful review

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Added on January 8, 2019
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Lyn Anderson
Lyn Anderson

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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