upon black mountains
dark storm breaks open, spills out
snowy streams of light
It seems that every holiday event I've attended thus far has focused on light. I think it says something about humanity that we all (and by all, I mean major religions that my friends observe) find in this dark season a reason to celebrate light. Of course, I know that it isn't the same, cold December the world over, and certainly not in the places where the faiths of which I speak originate, but maybe what we really yearn for, what we really celebrate this time of year is more metaphorical.
Perhaps people gathering together to light a small candle against the darkness around them would do a whole lot of good.
PS: Look guys! I posted something! Crazy. Happy midwinter holiday of choice.