Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Colors of December

 I saw a prompt for a Christmas song with a color in the title. I looked out the window at the pale blue sky and directly into the light of the sun.  As my eyes recovered from the brightness, I wrote.

Pale winter sky 

lit by a blinding orange sun..

I search for colors in the song of the wind.

First of December, the countdown has begun

to Christmas and New Years,

to the first nights of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

Twenty-one days until winter solstice, the shortest day, the longest night.

FIrst of December, ushering in

the season of light, hope and peace.

Christmas red and green, 

Hanukkah white and blue,

Kwanzaa black, green, and red.

The gold of solstice,

Celebrating the sun and the power of light.

Colors of December

illuminate our hearts.