Around the world, the winter solstice is a significant date: the shortest day, the longest night, and a powerful transition between seasons. In Pagan times, the winter solstice was known as Yule, a celebration of Goddess (moon) energy, when the moon would give birth to the sun. In this celebratory poem, British author Susan Cooper captures the magic of this day and this season.
This poem is available as a children’s hardcover with beautiful watercolor illustrations by Carson Ellis.
Top image courtesy of Ray Hennessy.
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