Midsummer Gold

Golden Light


to greet the dawning sun


gathering armfuls of pure

golden light

to crown the summer king


the Lord of the Hunt

proud and virile

mighty sunbeams amidst oak leaves


watch as he takes his place

beside the queen


the Lady of the Meadows

bedecked in flowers

her belly swelling with future’s hope



with nature’s turning wheel as you

light the flame

of creative passions



as the long day


Path in golden light

For the first time since moving into my new house, I went out for a dawn walk this morning. It was the summer solstice – how could I not?! Though it wasn’t particularly pleasant to drag myself out of bed at 4am, in the end I was very glad I did as it was a beautiful morning. I was going to save the pictures I took for a later date and simply post my usual Wordless Wednesday today, ย but as I also wrote the poem whilst I was out and about so I thought I may as well share them all with you now.

Here are a few more pictures:

I hope you like them.

Happy Solstice!


19 thoughts on “Midsummer Gold

  1. How magical. I love all the photos…especially the castle touching the sky. Lovely. A perfect way to begin a 4AM day. Happy Summer Solstice.

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    1. Thank you, Jeanne. ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a beautiful morning. The building in the picture is actually Lincoln cathedral – a very impressive building. There is a castle next to it, but it seems tiny in comparison.


  2. 4am? That’s so early it’s practically yesterday. You got some lovely photos, though, and I like “gathering armfuls of pure golden light” ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. It’s really not pleasant getting up at that time, but I’m always happy when I manage to do so. The light at dawn is always beautiful. I’m glad you liked that line – I was determined to include it in the poem. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Laurie. I’m glad you like them. ๐Ÿ™‚ The building in the picture is actually a cathedral. There’s a castle next to it, but it seems quite small in comparison! It’s the cathedral that dominates the Lincoln skyline.

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