Midsummer Blessings

Solstice stones on Holt Hill, Ward Reservation

“Solstice Stones” on the top of Holt Hill, Ward Reservation, Andover.

Today is the Summer Solstice, the stillpoint of summer, the longest day in the Wheel of the Year. A few years ago I wrote a stanza of this poem, and I have since “finished” it, by adding a stanza that was missing. (The first stanza appears in a post on Mabon, the beginning of autumn “Tumbling Toward Mabon.” 9/17/12) Please enjoy this time to pause, but also celebrate abundance with abandon.

Surya Namaskar

This time of year I
Like a bit of dry tinder
Easily woken by the birds
Who themselves
Crackle in a blaze of

No creature anchored to this
Blue orb
Can choose but to
Lean toward that fire
Greeting its moist green gifts
Where it kisses the earth.


About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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  1. Pingback: Consider Stillness on the Full Moon Solstice | Wholehearted Yoga

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