Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Soltice on Popham Beach

As the days fade to sunrise by sunset,


Colors glow in russet hues.


We choose to walk in empty spaces,


Where islands float in solitude,


Embering the lingering rays,


That wash dunes flat and grey.


But in the final moment,


The sun defies the solstice,


Painting winter in gaudy tones,


And reflecting infinite sky in endless sea.


Then into blackness, another year goes.

Festive Holidays and Happy New Year! 
I'll be offline next week.

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18 comments:

Mama Shujaa said...

Sarah,
What amazing, amazing shots and beautiful poetry. I sure have missed visiting your blog - how I've deprived myself this year of inspiration from my blogger friends. Another year goes into blackness,but the days in 2013 will surely fade into inspiring sunrise by sunset!!!
Mama Shujaa.

Cid said...

Lovely. So calm and serene. Happy New Year.

☆sapphire said...

What fascinating images!! I particularly love the first and the tenth photos!!
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you too!!

PS
One of the interesting books I've recently read is Yoko Ogawa's Mina March.

troutbirder said...

Oh my! What a gorgeous photographic/poetic essay. I love it. And that puppy is growing up. The goldens are the most beautiful breed of dogs, wonderful hunters and perfect family pets. The only small drawback I ever found was is they get in a tangle thickets and burrs they must a be whole lot of combing afterwards. Happy Holidays and New Year to you and yours, Sarah.

Cat said...

What a peaceful and serene moment you just provided! Thank you so much. Enjoy your holidays and special time with family. It's nice to have all the kids home again!

Petra said...

Beautiful collection of poetry and photos, Sarah, I love those colours.

In the blackness, a new year will rise again, setting off on its 365 days long journey. Despite all the bad that happens, there is also so much good and it is wonderful to be a witness of that. Let's get ready for the journey! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Wow! Those are stunning shots, Sarah! This is an all around gorgeous post.

Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo

Les said...

Thank you, I feel like I was there as well. Happy holidays to you too.

Gloria said...

Dear Sarah hope you have nice Holidays and a Happy New Year, lovely pictures!xo

Rose said...

Simply beautiful. Happy Holidays to you, too, Sarah!

A Cuban In London said...

Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! :-)

Greetings from London.

walk2write said...

Your pics and poetry are inspiring. I hope your holidays are joyful and peaceful, Sarah.

Gloria said...

Sarah hope you had a nice holidays, I whish you a nice New Year!

cynthia newberry martin said...

I love the warm tones of the last five photos. Also enjoyed the interview below with Lauren Morrill, especially her answer of why she writes YA fiction.

Sarah Laurence said...

All, thank you and Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Beautiful poetry and images Sarah! I love how the old year goes off into blackness. A belated Happy New Year!

Rosita Vargas said...

Sarah Feliz Año 2013 solamente felicidad,lindo blog las fotos maravillosas saludos desde el sur de Chile.

Sarah Laurence said...

Carol, thank you!

Rosita, gracias! Lo siento, no hablo español.