A Solstice Advent Poem, Fire Friend Moon, Day 16

Sharing one of my favorite poems from my Solstice Advent collection I compiled ~

A Woman in Winter

A woman in winter
is winter:
turning inward,
elemental force,
time’s reckoning;
sudden frost
and fire’s warming,
depth of loss
and edge of storming.

She is avalanche,
quiet hungering,
utter stillness,
snowfall brewing;
hollowed, hallowed,
shadows casting,
field in fallow,
wisdom gathering.

Waiting, watching,
darkness craving,
shedding, touching,
reaching, laboring;
burning, carrying fire
within her,
a woman turning,
becoming winter.

~ Jan L. Richardson



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