Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Time for the Summer Solstice!

 Today is the Summer Solstice also known as Litha or Midsummer. It is the longest day of the year, and from here on out, the days become shorter. It is a time to honor the sun and faeries as well. Goddesses that are known to be honored at this time of year are Isis, Amaterasu and Vesta. I found a lovely poem about the Summer Solstice, written by Laurie Corzett, that I thought I would share. Enjoy!

The Longest Day

Earth of sea and land and air
Lit into opportunistic life
by her mother star
Energy for you and me to
burst into bloom
flit fly in
busy devious thievery
cacophonous rambling

Surging through veils,
storms breathing ice, sand,
the fire of prophecy
the flood of melting,
glacial migration
bequeaths rage, rampage,
rapacious gratuities
boiling beneath.
It’s not winter here, nuclear quiet,
all’s right for the longest of nights.
Not yet.

The eternal balance
rocks, stars, dark
inconsistencies with
metaphors of the righteous
long ceased bowing to scriptures.
Tomorrow, the Sun will rise.
The Earth will revolve.
Life will adjust, compromise.
After the workday, we celebrate
potent evening light.

Wishing everyone abundant Midsummer blessings!

Poem found on

Photo courtesy of Sue Miller


  1. Thank you for the lovely blog post! Happy solstice! )O(

  2. what a lovely poem, thankyou for posting this. I took a photo yesterday in the town, of a lovely painting in the window, of a shop called Lilith. It is of the goddess Litha, with a snake twining round her body. I shall put it on my blog later.
    blessings, Kath

  3. I have been thinking a lot about fairies lately. Maybe one will appear to me today.
    Have a blessed Solstice.

  4. Beautiful! Bright Solstice Blessings :)


  5. A blessed Solstice to you! Beautiful post thank you...

  6. Wonderful artwork and poem !! Happy Summer Solstice to you too !!


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