[LMB] The Shortest Day

Deborah Dempsey deborahsdempsey at gmail.com
Sun Dec 21 14:41:43 GMT 2014


Thanks.  I was hoping for a reminder of Revels past.

On Sun, Dec 21, 2014 at 7:16 AM, Sue Cone <suecone at mindspring.com> wrote:

> 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, 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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