Note from Ajax Minor: This poem was published with permission. It was written by Jude Ward.
Winter Solstice Dance
As the sun pauses on its solstice path
You beckon me to a forest of bright mist
Where tall trunks of trees silhouette themselves
Against white snow; frozen woodland cameo
Moved to motion by the flickering grace
Of four startled deer;
Dancing light amidst black boughs.