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Welcome Yule! An Invitation to the Residents of New Babbage

Serra Anansi and Gabrielle Riel cordially invite you to
Tthe 5th Annual Yule Bonfire of the Steamlands.

Time: 3:30pm SLT – ?

Attire: As you are comfortable

Music: Early Music on Radio Riel Reverie (http://reverie.radioriel.org)

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

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.

Welcome Yule!

 

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