Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Solstice 2009 Shameless Parody

'Twas the night before Solstice, and out on the lawn
Dear Annie was dancing ... a snow day was on!
On Solstice, you see, she'd have nothing to do,
Except oh, perhaps, for a small chore or two.
So after The Heir and The Spare she did kiss,
She took several candles to Shrine of the Mists.

But out in the rear of the house, don't you know,
Was an 18-inch layer of crystalline snow.
It blotted the shrine from the ground to the tip,
If you didn't know quite how to find it, you'd slip.
With a broom from the house Annie cleared out a space
Where the candles could sit comfortably in their place.

Just after sunrise the very next day,
Anne lit her candles. For peace did she pray.
Then onward she trudged in search of her mittens,
She had to return to the shelter two kittens.
She had to do laundry, she had to grade tests
How quickly she learned that for her, there's no rest!

Now darkness has fallen upon Solstice Day,
And Annie is tired, as always, oy vay!
When down to this blog she finally did sit,
She'd nearly forgotten the candles were lit.
She glanced out the window, and they were still there,
So she whistled and called to The Heir and The Spare.

For deep in a bowl of dimond-bright snow
A cluster of candles continued to glow.
So close to the ground that you can't see the flames
But the flick'ring reflections are playing bright games.
The faeries of winter will dance in this light.
Merry Solstice to all, and to all a good night.


Dancing With Fey said...

I read this to my mom and brother. My mom's comment was "She is awake enough to write a poem."

Generally I don't approve of candles being left unattended, but when they're surrounded by snow I doubt that they could have caused trouble.

Happy Yule! :D And nice poem. :)

Lori F - MN said...

well said (written)!
Picture is great too.

Happy solstice.

Anne Johnson said...

Yeah, I have trouble picturing those candles causing a fire surrounded by mounds of snow. Plus they're in hurricane lamps.

yellowdoggranny said...

you amaze me ...made my heart warm.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful! Much better than the original, IMHO. Solstice blessings to you and your family!

Lavanah said...

What a wonderful image you have created with your words!

Alex Pendragon said...

Thank you! Blessed be!

Maebius said...

Parody? Nahh.
That was inspired Adaptation!
Thank you for such a heart-warming vision, and may the light of those candles warm your family and heart for weeks to come! Blessed Solstice!