Light

Oh that winter light!

There is a narrow, hidden path that comes out

Next to a gorgeous lakeside house.

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As you emerge from the path,

You might find yourself bathed in honeyed light on a clear winter’s day.

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The light pours golden and warm

Over the hibernating bees — reminding us that

There are sweet things just around the corner.

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Golden threads

Wonderful things happen when the sun

Breaks through in a ball of golden glow.

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The sunshine hitting cold ground

Creates an angel of light

As fog rises to meet the dawn.

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Cobwebs strung across the fields

Are delicate, golden threads

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And feathery fluff from wild flowers

Rests among friends in a field

Of golden bokeh.

(By the way, it started to snow here on November 1st!)

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Golden bowl sky

The summer solstice is

A time of beauty.

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The longest day slowly

Comes to an end

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With a molten bowl

Of golden light.

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Delicious fog

A few weeks ago, I was out on a long walk.

It was eerily misty in the woods.

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Suddenly, the sun broke through

Transforming everything into

Golden strips of light —

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As if greeting the early morning

With a hallelujah.

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Oh, that golden light!

Sometimes it’s worth setting the alarm for 4.30 in the morning

In order to capture the magical, golden sunburst

Of sunrise over the Manhattan skyline.

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(Photos taken in Hoboken Park, New Jersey, last week.

This week, it’s back to snow in Sweden.)

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Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;

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It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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Light and hope

The tradition of Lucia is my favourite time of year:

When the darkness is lit up with candles and song.

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The light comes in many forms —

Whether it is the hope

For better times to come

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Or as a metaphor for love and compassion:

Those two metaphorical candles that drive out the darkness.

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Honeyed light

The evening sun

Shone like honey in the cherry blossom tree,

Blossoms

Creating dancing light

Behind paper-thin pink petals.

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Buds burst open

To drink in that spring treacle

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And danced

On the edge of light.

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Even this shot where I didn’t focus properly

Has a lovely abstract quality about it:

The essence of spring light.

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(Photos straight out of the camera.)

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