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Wicked Blue

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Tue Dec 21, 2021, 08:45 PM Dec 2021

Wishing you Yuletide blessings



The Shortest Day by Susan Cooper

And 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, reveling.
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!
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Wishing you Yuletide blessings (Original Post) Wicked Blue Dec 2021 OP
Thank you for blessing us with this post. nt AnotherDreamWeaver Dec 2021 #1
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