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Yule

I love it too Francine, so here it is. Thank you my dearest friend! 


The Shortest Day

by Susan Cooper


So the Shortest Day came and the year died

And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world

Came people singing, dancing,

To drive the dark away.

They lighted candles in the winter trees;

They hung their homes with evergreen;

They burned beseeching fires all night long

To keep the year alive.

And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake

They shouted, revelling.

Through all the frosty ages you can hear them

Echoing behind us – listen!

All the long echoes, sing the same delight,

This Shortest Day,

As promise wakens in the sleeping land:

They carol, feast, give thanks,

And dearly love their friends,

And hope for peace.

And now so do we, here, now,

This year and every year.

Welcome Yule!

  • lydiaenderlebell
    3y ago
    lydiaenderlebell

    Lovely!

  • Orionaute
    3y ago
    Orionaute

    Nice to see you write the poem here, speechless - magic contimue year after year, in your room too...

  • MandyB84
    4y ago
    MandyB84
    Wonderful!!
  • russ
    4y ago
    russ
    Very lovely!
  • _Taz_
    4y ago
    _Taz_
    Wonderful!!! Great position of the camera too!
  • Ida Dzanovic
    4y ago
    Ida Dzanovic
    Stilish! I <3 it!
  • Conchy
    4y ago
    Conchy
    superb!!
  • Orionaute
    4y ago
    Orionaute
    Sorry - this is a link to a poem for Yule time - Love it...
  • Orionaute
    4y ago
    Orionaute
    Yello - Yule = https://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwifw5Gr6M3JAhUSo4MKHXxpDAQQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fautumnearthsong.com%2F2010%2F12%2F14%2Fa-yule-poem-and-solstice-celebration%2F&psig=AFQjCNEAwxIWUywPwSfA-MnISJ1yCZ12xA&ust=1449717407297008
    Thank for information - great room!!!