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In the bleak midwinter

We are still in the 12 Days of Christmas and I am still posting Christmas carols to celebrate. Today’s carol is In the Bleak Midwinter,  69 more words


In the Bleak Midwinter

Tomorrow is Christmas, a holiday that in the English-speaking world owes a lot to the English Victorians in conception, which gives me an excuse to present once again the words of the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti, this time in the guise of her popular and explicitly Christian-religious Christmas song… 328 more words


Long Distance Transmission - Grauntie Scribe


A new sad space song with lyrics by Nate @astriiformes set to the Thaxted tune from Holst’s ‘Jupiter.” Original post here.


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Happy birthday, Christina

Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in London on December 5, 1830, the youngest child of Frances and Gabriele Rossetti. Christina began writing stories and poetry at a very young age and continued to do so throughout her life. 44 more words

Musical Offerings

Goodbye Autumn: Hello Winter

Welcome to this week’s edition of Poetic Beats with Howard Bond and Davy D recorded on the 27th of November 2017 on Red Kite Radio… 255 more words

Poetic Beats

I Vow to Thee My Country

Something for the weekend.  I Vow to Thee My Country.  This seems to be appropriate for a weekend after Thanksgiving.  A pity it is a British Hymn as it sums up perfectly how I view my patriotism and my religious faith.  196 more words