Thou Gabriel

June 22, 2009

Thou Gabriel!

Bring me the white stars of winter,

Of thy lillies and snows:

Till the blessing of life-giving water and moon-beam into me flows

-from Seasons and Archangels by Isabel Wyatt


Midwinter is here, and it is still so mild.  The darkness is encroaching on both ends of our days, and yet we celebrated our midwinter festival wearing only shirts (no jumpers needed!)  I hope some snow comes to the mountains soon, or the early falls will be melted away by the mild weather and rain.  Snow is just such a magical and miraculous experience in Australia, as it is so often fleeting, and only occurs in very few places across our broad expanse of continent.  May some of the deep peace of our midwinter reach you wherever you are around the globe.


4 Responses to “Thou Gabriel”

  1. sarah Says:

    Lovely to hear from you 🙂 We are certainly too cold here to wear tshirts for midwinter! We even had snow in Tauranga a while ago!

    Deep peace would have to be one of my favourite phrases.

  2. gardenmama Says:

    You certainly have brought about peace through your poetry, writing and photo.
    Deep peace and blessings to you as well!

  3. June Says:

    I’m feeling the peace even as I pick the peas and jam the strawberries. It’s good to be reminded of all the seasons of our earth. Thank you. Beautiful blog!

  4. myartemismoon Says:

    Thankyou for your lovely replies

    Sarah – I’ve since been away for two weeks enjoying real snow in the mountains.. I’ll be reading for another two weeks to catch up on what you have been up to at your blog… I love your prolific writings 🙂

    Gardenmama – I have just visited and love your blog too, it looks wonderfully peaceful at your place

    June – MMMmm fresh peas and strawberries Yum to look forward too. Thanks for sharing your seasons, wet though your summer has been.

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