Wednesday, December 21, 2005


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, 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 so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!!

8 comments:

mergrl said...

And dearly love their friends,
And hope for peace.
And so do we, here, now,
This year and every year.
Welcome Yule!!


great post Terry! :0)

Autumn Storm said...

Yes, wonderful post!

mergrl said...

Hey Terry,
getting ready to head out for a few :0) have a good rest of the day and I'm sure I will see you later :0)

(hugs)

tsduff said...

getting ready to head out for a few

LOL a few what? Drinks? Coffees? Notes? Purchases? Shakes of a lambs tail?

Bye Trace - be safe. TTYL

mergrl said...

ROFL why shakes of a lambs tail of course :0)

had rehearsal for weekend services.

How your evening going my friend?

mergrl said...

Morning Terry

ITS THURSDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

tsduff said...

Morning Trace - I was up at 4 this a.m. - madly dashing hither and thither... Review time changed to 9am which is good -less time to stress. I'm on the downhill stretch - woo hoo!

mergrl said...

woo hoo is right, get that review done (which I know will be great!) and then its just killin time til its time to leave!