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Solstice Cycle

Solstice, sign of Summer’s steamy red-hot realm of searing sun and pool-side fun. Yet, even as the heat waves strengthen, each day’s shadows slowly lengthen, sowing seeds that grow to snows that coat the coming Solstice, waves of Winter’s stark cold kingdom coming. Yet with subtle signs of hope for Spring. For even as the gales blow stronger, each day grows a little longer. In sleepy slumber I sing of Summer's Solstice …
Double Rictameter form

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Date: 12/8/2020 8:36:00 PM
Ah, so exquisite, Eric. I find the solstices to be very inspiring. Your poem is beautifully imagined and wonderfully expressed. Love the title too! Congratulations for your excellent win in Brian's contest.. ~Susan
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Susan Ashley
Date: 12/8/2020 9:48:00 PM
Yes, I know.. I was so excited to read about the solstice and the rare Christmas star yesterday.. :)
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Eric Cohen
Date: 12/8/2020 9:08:00 PM
Thanks for the kind comment, Susan. We have a winter solstice coming up in a few days that will coincide with a rare "Xmas star."
Date: 6/17/2020 2:41:00 AM
A beautiful picturesque muse for Solstice Eric! I love how you used the Rictameter form for this one. Congratulations on your win :)
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Eric Cohen
Date: 6/17/2020 9:56:00 PM
Thanks, Aditi. And congrats to you as well. Was fun to try a new form and expand horizons.
Date: 6/16/2020 6:43:00 AM
Eric, lovely write on summer solstice. I also wrote on it once. Congrats for fine win. Mohan.
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Eric Cohen
Date: 6/16/2020 9:09:00 AM
Thanks for the kind comment, Mohan. I'll look for your poem. We've seen a few of these cycles in our time.