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Author Name: FreeFireHam 4 Comments
Date Added: December 22, 2007 15:12:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Category: Topic Of The Week/Winter Solstice 12/10/07 - 12/16/07 Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Sun Stand Still

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.

 

Harold McLelland

12/22/07

 

Author's Notes:
I had fun researching this and I wanted to share what I found.
There is so many more facts but these are what I wanted to share.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on December 29, 2007 06:13:49 PM Report
Thanks for the info on the meaning of solstace, Ham..I never knew that...It's amazing when you think about it..If that proto planet hadn't collided with proto Earth, just to the north of the equator, there would be no axis tilt and life as we know it would never happened. It took a zillion "accidents" to make us possible. We are truly a miracle planet...len
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 23, 2007 01:54:08 PM Report
Ham,
You have created a awesome poem... as for me give me summer days and butterflies and flowers..and a tall glass of sweet tea..."Merry Chistmas to you and yours... I'm very sick back to bed for me!!
Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: Freeb doneff on December 23, 2007 07:12:50 AM Report
Now each day pushes us forward to Spring a little more, and I wait.
Beautiful, and interesting.
b

Comment By: PremiumVizualEnsemble on December 23, 2007 06:25:22 AM Report
Thank you for sharing your knowledge dear.

I found this interesting. And after this very special

holiday, I do so look forward to Spring. I hope

you have a Merry Christmas and a truly blessed

New Year.

Hug to you dear,

~Penny~





 


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