[LMB] The Shortest Day

A. Marina Fournier saffronrose at me.com
Mon Dec 22 01:44:24 GMT 2014

I really like seeing this every year. It was in my collection, among other bits of Ms. Cooper's work, of possible calligraphy projects.

A. Marina Fournier
Saffronrose at me.com
You may very well think so, but I couldn't possibly comment.

> On Dec 21, 2014, at 4:16 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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> - you'll always walk with me.
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