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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Turn The Wheel To Yule

Turn the wheel; turn the wheel, as we welcome Yule
The Holly King’s reign, today shall wane, as the Oak King begins his rule
At the solstice of the winter time we enact the winter rite
The shortest day, Callooh! Callay! Also brings the longest night

New year, new cheer, the sun’s return, the festival of Sol,
Adorn the tree in red and gold and reflect upon the soul
Light the log and let it burn for twelve midwinter days
Turn the wheel; turn the wheel, to see out this harshest phase.

2 comments:

jewell said...

love the poem...beautiful as are you :-)

Wendy said...

What a lovely thing to say - thank you!

This is the Yule poem I wrote for my Book of Shadows last year. It is actually one of eight poems that all have similar rhythm, phrasing and titles.