Happy Hollydays!

by jhwygirl

Wishing everyone the very best. Hope you’re all warm and toasty.

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  1. Lizard

    here’s a poem i ran across at another site i frequent. merry christmas b-birders.

    The Shortest Day

    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.
    And when the new year’s sunshine blazed awake
    They shouted, revelling.
    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 now so do we, here, now,
    This year and every year.

  2. I’ve heard this song many times but had no idea who did the singing. I looked up “IZ” and read about his life and wondered how such a talented singer/musician could go almost unnoticed on the Mainland. Beautiful song, beautiful video. Thanks for the Christmas gift of music and knowledge.




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