Sunday, December 18, 2011

Aspects of Yule

Aspects of Yule
~Zephyr Lioness~

Time of deepest darkness
The God is born anew
Seedling in the frozen earth
Awaiting springtime dew.

The ground, an icy wasteland,
Though neighbors hearts are warm
We share our goods with everyone
So no one comes to harm.

Snow lies on her shoulders.
Frosted mantle for her hair
Winter's Queen is giving birth
The goddess, always there.

The sun is growing brighter.
It happens every year
Promising return of light
For sod and oak and deer.

Stag King, his mighty antlers
Rising from a drift
Leaps for the hunter's arrow
Just as strong and swift.

He knows his time has ended
He is heading to the plain
Where joy caresses memory
Like softly summer rain.

New fawn takes his first step,
The buck he will become.
After the time of knowing
A new year has begun.

image found here.

poem found here.


  1. That is a wicKED picture. Love the poem, it fits it well!

  2. Very evocative photo, pairs well with the Yule poem. Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  3. The picture is stunning, and you always find the most moving poems!!

  4. Vivienne!! Beautiful! The picture is amazing and I LOVE the poem!!! Big Hugs ;o) Blessings my friend ;o)

  5. Gorgeous picture Vivienne, and the poem is truly evocative.

    Solstice Blessings :)

  6. Just lovely ~ both the poem and the pic!



  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments. I am very happy you enjoyed both the poem and the beautiful picture.

    Blessings to all, V.