Friday, 21 December 2012
'The Unconquered Sun'
"For this is now our turning point
The shortest day, the longest night
We'll look unto the months to come
When the sun will grow both strong and bright
A vessel crown all decked with green
That tells of winter's tales and mirth
Will bring great gladness and much joy
To all who walk upon this earth
And greater than the will of man
Or want of that which can be done
It falls and shines on where we stand
Beneath the great unconquered sun"
~ lyrics from 'The Unconquered Sun' by Steeleye Span.
The winter solstice in the northern hemisphere occurs today at 11.12am. Some interesting facts and figures about the 2102 winter solstice can be found here.