Advent is a season that speaks softly to me, encouraging me to listen, observe, and reflect in quietness. My daily ritual is to light a candle in the darkness of each Advent morning, read aloud a poem or quotation, then sit quietly.
From November 28-December 24 , I will share a piece of writing that I have collected or written, which resonates with my own spiritual journey at this time of year. I hope that their words may be resources for your Advent practices. If you have Advent rituals and/or writing to add, I encourage you to leave them in the comments section for the rest of us to read.
Peace in this time of waiting and discovery.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Season of Lights

by Ann Dixon
Copyright 2002 Ann Dixon*

Winter cold
Does settle and seep
While its best friend, night
Drops wide and deep
To bury the world
In darkness

And then. . .

Christmas bulb
And Hannukuh flame
Kwanzaa and solstice
All proclaim
The power of light
Over darkness.

(*printed with
"New Year's Tree" on Field of Mars
St. Petersburg, Russia
December 3, 2010
Photo by Twylla Alexander

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