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 ToContinue reading “Yule”
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Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go.
This blog was first posted on January 4, 2015 on Tales From the Undergardener’s Lodge…but I thought it worth of an update and another share. Here we are, and it’s January again. (Image Sunset Filey Beach 1st December 2020 ©Shullie H Porter 2020) Janus am I; oldest of potentates; Forward I look, and backward, andContinue reading “Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go.”
Sankta Lucia – Darkness shall take flight soon…A new day will rise again
Natten går tunga fjät rund gård och stuva; kring jord, som sol förlät*, skuggorna ruva. Då i vårt mörka hus, stiger med tända ljus, Sankta Lucia, Sankta Lucia. Natten går stor och stum nu hörs dess vingar i alla tysta rum sus som av vingar. Se, på vår tröskel står vitklädd med ljus i hårContinue reading “Sankta Lucia – Darkness shall take flight soon…A new day will rise again”