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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Celebrate the Solstice

By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog

The winter time is nearing; raise your glass on high;
Prepare the meal, and let the beer and wine be drunk
To celebrate the shortest day and longest night,
On this time before the coming of deep winter.

The light dims near the edges of the darkling earth,
As men dance and sing to praise the westering sun;
Throughout the year, the products of its fulgent rays
In ceaseless bounty, fill the daily needs of man.

At winter solstice, lift your glass and toast wassail;
Days will lengthen, and earth rejuvenate again.

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Posted by Ronni Bennett at 05:30 AM | Permalink | Email this post


Just catching up on poems and stories and loved this poem. Just think - how short the days are depends where you live. Short enough here in Chicagoland - but our son is up in Edmonton, Canada, and their shortest day is 2 hours shorter than ours! Farther north!

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