Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunset of the Longest Night

Sunset of the Longest Night, originally uploaded by TomRaven.

Winter solstice today and a bright crisp day it was. Here is the sunset on the eve of the longest night. Tomorrow is the shortest day and it's all up hill from now on :-) It will be fun to watch the sun reverse it's norhbound movement and head back southward and set later each ady... soon I will be able to catch the sunset after work again instead of getting home in the dark.

The white dove of winter
sheds its first
fine feathers;
they melt

as they touch
the warm ground
like notes
of a once familiar

music; the earth
shivers and
turns towards
the solstice.

From The Months by Linda Pastan (Poetry magazine 1999)

Best Viewed Large On Black - See where this picture was taken. [?]

1 comment:

  1. Lovely shot Tom.
    Hi to you from the UK where it's our longest day.
    From now on it will get dark earlier each evening even though we haven't yet seen much summer.