Written for: dVerse Poets Pub – Meeting The Bar (posted by Frank)
Write a couplet or couplets about the solstice.
“It’s that time of year again. The Sun has been moving to either its highest or its lowest position in the sky. That trend reverses today.
Long days will become shorter. Short nights will become longer. Or the opposite depending on where you are on the Earth.
Day and Night. Two dancers interacting with each other are couples and couples remind me of couplets, a simple poetic form containing only two lines.
That will be the challenge today. Write a couplet, or a longer poem containing many couplets, optionally about the solstice.”
A late sunset this night
gathering at Stonehenge to intuit secrets
Falling in love on this longest day
will comfort one when short nights ensue
Seven flowers picked and placed under pillow
will bring dreams of future spouse