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#387147 - 12/21/12 12:39 AM The Shortest Day
pmbuko Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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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, 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!
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#387150 - 12/21/12 06:55 AM Re: The Shortest Day [Re: pmbuko]
Amie Offline
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This was the very best way to start the day; thank you! Beautiful.
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#387156 - 12/21/12 10:07 AM Re: The Shortest Day [Re: pmbuko]
CatBrat Offline
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Registered: 08/05/09
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Loc: Milky Way Galaxy
It also explains where Christmas came from.

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#387162 - 12/21/12 11:54 AM Re: The Shortest Day [Re: CatBrat]
fredk Offline
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Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: CatBrat
It also explains where Christmas came from.

By the end of December northerners are getting tired of sex in the dark so they invented a holiday?
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#387169 - 12/21/12 04:32 PM Re: The Shortest Day [Re: pmbuko]
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I should have mentioned that this poem was written by Susan Cooper.
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