Posts Tagged ‘sun’


O magic tilt of earth,

we sing and dance

in this new wash

of winter.


Icy prisms

play the stars


while we gather

reds and greens

to weave ourselves

a holy wreath


as one tall candle


the untouched snow.



(c) 1992, 2020  Betty Hayes Albright


(A re-post from 2011 — revised…)


Wishing everyone a holiday season

filled with love, joy, peace and good health.

Merry Christmas!!


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This tall reach

of a winter’s day

scrapes silver dust

from a crumpled sky.


I turn to face

a southern glow

with eyes upraised

and heart thrice full –


O Sun, I’d woo thee

north again

to light this shadow land.



(c) 1993, 2020 Betty Hayes Albright 


A re-post from 2014… (poem written in 1993).

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O vernal sun,

come sweeten the rain

as you plant your secrets

under thick moss —


lend the forsythia

pots of gold

and warm the stones

that circle our garden —


let poppies buzz

and sword ferns uncurl

as Earth becomes great

with tender.



(c) 1994, 2019  Betty Hayes Albright


An old one, never published here… that I know of.  


Wishing everyone in the northern hemisphere a beautiful Springtime!  🌷 

And to all of us – north, south, east, west – may love, wisdom and peace someday reign on this mixed up world of ours. 💚


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path in woods by Jason


Sunlight hugs our path

curling around each corner

leading with promise.



(c) 2018  Betty Hayes Albright

(Photo by my son, Jason Judd)


Wishing everyone a Happy Solstice,

a Merry Christmas,

a wonderful celebration of the season,

and fulfilled hopes for the New Year.  💚



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At your center

lives a piece

of the sun

waiting since always

for stillness,

for a spark of desire

to fly inward,

to focus on a Self

larger than worlds.

Dwell there awhile

and the light

will follow you home.



(c)  1982, 2018  Betty Hayes Albright


Photo taken in 2013

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selective focus photo of white petaled flower


Sunlight shrinks away

behind the thin of poplar trees,

spiders throw red shadows

in the paths of tired bees,

spells of a waxing moon are cast

and dragonflies change speed

with just a touch of madness

as summer goes to seed.



(c) 1993, 2018 Betty Hayes Albright


(a re-post from 2011 – revised)

.Photo by Ithalu Dominguez on Pexels.com

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Underneath the frost it turns

hidden in a fog it churns

winter snaps its coiled whip

cracks the ice but holds its grip.

It wraps the trees in shiver beads

chews on shadows, spits out seeds

to grace the gardens flocked in sleep

waiting for that northward leap

of the wandering, prodigal sun.



© 2014, 2017  Betty Hayes Albright


Wishing everyone a gentle Winter’s Solstice

and a peaceful celebration of the holidays – the holy days –

whichever days are sacred to you. 

For in the end, each day is sacred and precious.  


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There are times

love is a fine rain

misting down

all for naught

evaporating before

it can hit the ground


but sometimes

love peels back the rain

exposing sun

sending heat

palpitations to the earth

handing us a rose.



(c) 2017  Betty Hayes Albright


Shadorma November


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She thought it was

the autumn sun

shining on the dogwood tree

but no

the leaves themselves

were flushed

defying the gray

with red-gold embers

self-lit in the gloom.

It was the spark

within the dead,

the nuances of yesterday,

the fire of life

banked against all odds.



(c) 2010, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright


(re-post, revised)


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It all begins to crinkle,

the leaves, the sky

the boundaries of our vision.

Green ruffles turn to gold,

romaine edges of a dream

that curls and wrinkles

in the sun’s retreat.

Our shadows too turn ragged,

we feel them


and fold

their origami corners

that we too may slumber

in the pause

between now and again.


(c) 2000, 2017 Betty Hayes Albright


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