Wintertide artwork by Boon Bane
rise in and around,
budding a heart within and without.
weave over and under,
becoming a body safe and sound.
welcome all alongside and across,
blossoming a mind embracing and encompassing.
join every nook and cranny,
bearing a spirit reaching and raising.
share both home and harvest,
giving a gift assisting and aiding.
thrive through peak and valley,
healing a soul with blessing and well-being.
echo out and deep down,
resonating an essence of good-humor and good-nature.
lift far and wide,
creating an energy reuniting and rising —
Up with the Poinsettia, and grow,
Up with the Holly and Ivy;
Up with the Mistletoe,
Evergreen, all —
Herewith we seed and sow.