POEM

time of dark, light blooms most bright,

be with us all through each cold night!

lend your warmth a cloak to cover, 

where we round the yule logs hover...

bring us home with welcome glow,

so out side we may leave the snow, 

and nourish each with such good will, 

the sun will find and bless us still....

blessed be our harvest we put by, 

blessed be the waters fresh and clean, 

blessed be the woodpile’s heavy timbre, 

blessed be the walls that shut out winter...

and most of all, o, blessed be, our love 

we harbor, kind and free - 

no one a stranger, welcome here, 

this darkening time of this good year....