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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Whichever ones apply:candles holly
Jewish, Christian, Pagan, secular!
Practicing people are not particular,
Perhaps because all people yearn for friends.

Year’s end’s a time of darkness, true, but when
Has darkness ever darkened one small light?
Our pleasures are like candles in the night,
Lighting lamps that burn beyond our ken.

In celebration there is more than joy:
Days of feasting bind our friendships fast,
A fat and full embrace of things that last,
Yet holy in what sense one might employ,
Savoring sweet songs that spirits buoy.

15 thoughts on “Happy Holidays

  1. So meaningful and promising . It leaves you a sweet taste and a flood of light in your heart.
    I wish you and yours a creative and prosperous New Year.
    From an amateur new blogger

    1. Hi Val,
      Thanks for the Happy Solstice greetings. We celebrate from December 21st right through to January 2nd as this is the only time of year that we have a chance to visit with some close friends who travel to be here for the holiday season. Vest wishes to you and yours. :)

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