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God Jul! Happy Solstice!

Today I’m sharing my favorite poem about solstice. You’ve probably seen it before and I’m sharing it anyway because it says so perfectly exactly how I feel about this day.


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!

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  1. As the light returns, let us carol, feast, give thanks, dearly love our friends, and hope for peace. Happy Solstice, Carole!

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