Friday, December 21, 2012

Light Into Light

Illustration for East of the Sun, West of the Moon by artist Hilde Kramer (source)

"And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away."

~excerpt from The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper (read in full here)
 
Illustration by Kay Nielsen
 
 Moon, worn thin to the width of a quill,
     In the dawn clouds flying,  
   How good to go, light into light, and still   
     Giving light, dying.
 
~Moon's Ending, by Sara Teasdale

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