Dimmed Sunshine

Late this winter morning
the sun stands high in a
pale bird’s egg blue sky.
Yet its light from this
unclouded sky shines dimly

like the diminished sunlight
of the summer solstice when
I stood outside at midday
as the moon eclipsed
the fiercely blazing sun.

Today distance dims
the sunlight as the earth
spins through the winter
solstice far from the sun.

Dimmed Sunshine