Splendor Solis, poetry by Elizabeth Barton at Spillwords.com
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Splendor Solis

Splendor Solis

written by: Elizabeth Barton



Glissando slide, last rays of sun
sing into a cauldron of gold;
champagne embers scatter
on the warmth of waiting evening;
cupped by white manuka,
mantled pohutukawa flame,
the Solstice sun is crowned;
a taste of joy, chill to my lips,
reflects the panoply of Christmas splendour
in the gems of a wine-filled glass.

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