poetry to warm the wintry soul

Posted by Daniela Elza on Dec 26 2010

The Times Colonist asked six poets from Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands to create poems for the darkest days of the year.
Here is the first one Winter Solstice by Dvora Levin.

The lines that will stay with me today:

This is the moment when each of us becomes

a swirl in the calligraphy of naked trees,

a solitary crystal.

I also like this bit:

She [Levin] marvels at the way physics, mathematics and philosophy have converged, and says that poetry can be “a kind of connector to the broader force of the universe.”

Enjoy the poems and please let them know if you like this idea. Maybe they will make a ritual of it.

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