Sunday, 21 December 2014

The sun a spark







"The days are short,
The sun a spark,
Hung thin between
The dark and dark."

- John Updike

“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."

- Susan Cooper

Midwinter's Day or Yule.

It gets better from now on...

2 comments:

  1. Lovely post.
    I like the Susan Cooper poem I must look her up

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    1. Children's author, I believe... Jx

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