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A Poor Poet’s Christmas

  A Poor Poet’s Christmas         (with apologies to Clare and Bloomfield)   We sit around the fireside and call out merry oaths Until there come the players in, plucking music from their throats. With fiddles, horns and … Continue reading

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Christmas: Excerpt from ‘The Shepherds Calender’

excerpt from The Shepherds Calender,      John Clare 1793 – 1864   Christmas is come, and every hearth Makes room to give him welcome now. E’en want will dry its tears in mirth And crown him wi’ a holly bough, Though … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017

The Gypsy                           Edward Thomas A fortnight before Christmas gypsies were everywhere: Vans were drawn up on wastes, women trailed to the fair. “My gentleman,” said one, “You’ve got a lucky face.” “And you’ve a luckier one.” I thought, “if such … Continue reading

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A Christmas Day poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ring Out , Wild Bells                                      by Alfred Lord Tennyson Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light; The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Morn before Christmas

”Twas the morn before Christmas and the women were womanning the tills at the supermarket on the chilly edge of town. All round the store were festive sales and tinselled aisles and trolleys that glittered and groaned as the couples … Continue reading

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Taste of Christmas Future

Taste of Christmas Future                            JJS      18Dec2015 I look out and swallow back the nostalgia that rises as the shadow of the moon casts it’s bleakness over the scene. Clouds swirl like ancient whirlpools with the last glimpse of … Continue reading

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Tastes of Christmas Present

10Dec2015          J.J.S. Nero’s i Gentle light flute, slow. Bass between the beat, counterpoint to lead, repeat. Fade flute for bass to counterpoint and softly run, realigned flute and bass. Soft key piano, counterpoint chords that chase each … Continue reading

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