On the sixth day of Christmas

“my true love gave to me….six geese a -laying…”   the 12 Days of Christmas which begins on Christmas and ends on Jan. 6, the traditional Feast of the Epiphany. Here is the information from Wikipedia: “Little Christmas (Irish: Nollaig na mBan, lit. ‘Women’s Christmas’), also known as Old Christmas, is one of the traditionalContinue reading “On the sixth day of Christmas”

The Christmas Tree is a tree of fable

  Happy Christmas to all!   Here’s a great poem by C. Day Lewis: The Christmas Tree Put out the lights now! Look at the Tree, the rough tree dazzled In oriole plumes of flame, Tinselled with twinkling frost fire, tasseled With stars and moons—the same That yesterday hid in the spinney and had noContinue reading “The Christmas Tree is a tree of fable”

all the singing is in the tops of trees

    Here’s a wonderful poem by Mary Oliver: White-Eyes BY MARY OLIVER In winter all the singing is in the tops of the trees where the wind-bird   with its white eyes shoves and pushes among the branches. Like any of us   he wants to go to sleep, but he’s restless— he has anContinue reading “all the singing is in the tops of trees”

Solstice thoughts

  Richard Heinberg, author of Celebrate the Solstice: Honoring the Earth’s Seasonal Rhythms through Festival and Ceremony (Quest Books, 1993) describes the solstices as “times of danger and opportunity; times for special alertness and aliveness.” In Iran, families often kept fires burning all night to assist the battle between the light and dark forces. In ancient Rome,Continue reading “Solstice thoughts”

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