(Poem) Winter Solstice Prayer by Mary Saracino

Deep night, Dark night

Night of the longest sigh

Soulful night, Sacred night

Night of the longest dreams

Cold night, Holy night

Night of unfurling desires

Womb of the world, Birther of hope

Bringer of peace and good will

Pray, pray for all good things

That suffering for all will end

That life will thrive and generosity reign

In the hearts of all humankind

That joy will rise and children will fly

On wings of prosperity

Oh hear our plea, this silent night

When the moon is round in the sky

When hopes are high and eyes are wide

with delight and audacity

May Love prevail tonight, and always

Leading us back to our Source

May we dance with the dark, without hesitation or fear

And savor her promise of plenty

Deep night

Dark night

Night of the longest sigh

May our weary hearts stay vigilant and receptive

To all that is loving and dear

Source: http://www.makingmoves.net/2011/08/meditation-winter-solstice/
Source: http://www.makingmoves.net/2011/08/meditation-winter-solstice/

Mary Saracino is a novelist, poet and memoir-writer who lives in Lafayette, CO. Her most recent novel, The Singing of Swans (Pearlsong Press 2006) was a 2007 Lambda Literary Awards Finalist. Her short story, “Vicky’s Secret” earned the 2007 Glass Woman Prize.

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donna snyderr
donna snyderr

a lovely solstice poem. I plan to use it in a solstice writing workshop on Saturday called Writing for the Dark Time. thank you.

donna snyder
donna snyder

I misspelled my last name.

Mary Saracino

Thank you, Donna! I hope the participants in your solstice writing workshop find some inspiration in my poem. Happy Solstice! Mary

Donna Snyder
Donna Snyder


The participants did find your poem inspiring and beautiful. Thank you.