So, this coming Solstice will be the first time in 456 years (or 307 years, depending on which calculations you are following) that there has been a lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice. There has been much conjecture about the meaning of the connection; this article (thanks, Chas!) takes a common sense approach ("Wiccans don't think of things as being good or evil—they just are") and provides a pleasing interpretation, regarding the conjunction of female and male energies. It's certainly looking to be a specially powerful solstice, and I'll be posting again on the season soon.
Meanwhile, in honor of the occasion, I'm sending out a call to share Solstice poems. If you have one or know of one, please post them in the Comments section. Solstice songs would also be great.
One of my aims with this blog is to up the quantity and quality of the canon of pagan/earth-spirited/goddess-inspired art, literature, and music. So poems are always welcome at any point in the wheel of the year.