Friday, December 18, 2009

Songs of Winter

Next week's blogging will be rather quiet as the House of Glee prepares for the final days of Advent leading up to Christmas. I'll spend the majority of my blogging time checking in on your blogs and saying hello.

Last week, I managed to record the song "We Are Three Wandering Travelers" for A Storytelling of Crows before I came down with my cold. Sharp ears will hear the beginnings of the cold in my throat, but the recording is sufficent to convey the tune.

My daughter came home from school with a song that's a variation of a poem that Rudolph Steiner wrote. Steiner's version is about the four lights of Advent, but in Lucia's school, the four lights of winter convey the same message in an ecumenical way. I'll post a link to the tune when I've learned it properly, but here now are the words as Lucia taught me:

The first light of winter is the light that shines in stones,
The light that shines in crystals and seashells and bones.

The second light of winter is the light of plants
Plants that grow up to the sun and in the breezes dance.

The third light of winter is the light of beasts
The light of life that shines in the greatest and the least.

The fourth light of winter is the light of humankind
The light of love, the light of thought, to give and understand.


(Lucia didn't remember the last line, so the one you read here is what I've culled from online research.)

6 comments:

Lone Star Ma said...

That's really lovely.

adrienne said...

I hope you all are enjoying the lead-up to Christmas, and that your cold is firmly gone away.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Merry Christmas, and I hope the entire family is feeling better!

Lone Star Ma said...

Hope you are all well and had a very merry Christmas!

Saints and Spinners said...

Thank you, everyone! I've been in Santa Fe, NM this past week and ended up taking a big break from the internet. Many blessings, Farida

Lone Star Ma said...

Hope it was fun!