Sun Stand Still
Welcome Winter Solstice on this special day.
Humbly, we ask the sun to stay out longer to play.
At Stonehenge and New Grange the godís were honored to curry favor.
Since olden days man has celebrated this occasion with pomp and flavor.
With the long winter ahead many were thankful if they even survived.
Latin ďSolsticeĒ- sol (Sun) sistere (Stand Still), is where the word is derived.
For the east coast of America, we know the exact second.
Promptly at 1:08 pm, but Iíll leave that to the experts I reckon.
Tonight if it's a clear night, look toward Orion, or at least try.
Orionís Belt will align with Sirius, the brightest star in the sky.
If not for earthís tilted axis, we would have no seasons.
So, for life itself we are thankful, among other reasons.
This is the shortest day and longest night of the year.
Now we can look forward to when spring will be here.