6 Jan 2012


Along with MY REVIEW of The Winter Solstice (The Sacred Traditions Of Christmas) by John Matthews and the subsequent posting of THE JOLLY OLD HAWK, I simply had to post this farewell to the solstice.

Noel is leaving us,
Sad to say,
But he will come again,
Adieu Noel.

His wife and his children
Weep as they go;
On a grey horse
They ride through the snow.

The kings ride away
In the snow and the rain;
But after twelve months,
We shall see them again.

- From an old French Epiphany carol.


Heather said...

Hi Petty Witter, Thanks for the link to the CPR message. I have added it to my post. Hope that lots of visitors to both our blogs get the message.

Patti said...

I have to admit that I don't mind leaving the Winter Solstice behind, it means fewer days of winter.

John McElveen said...

C'mon Spring--for Fishing will live again! And I love fresh--not FROZEN, Fish!


carol said...

What a pretty poem. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

I'm no fan of winter and am never sorry to see it go, but I loved the poem. Beautiful for this Epiphany day.

I also loved the CPR clip!

naida said...

That is very pretty. Enjoy your weekend.

The Golden Eagle said...

Wonderful poem!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

As warm as it has been here, it seems that the winter has already said adieu!

Mama Zen said...

That's lovely!

Suko said...

A wistful and lovely poem--thanks for sharing this!

Arti said...

A very nice poem Tracy. Thanks for sharing, hope you have a happy weekend:)

Elizabeth said...


Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Ian Rutledge book.

They are not a series...Ian Rutledge is just a character in all of Charles Todd's books. You don't need to read from the beginning.

They are always good.



Kalyan said...

lovely farewell...so beautiful!

Jinky said...

Got a kick out of the cpr video!! Staying Alive ..perfect!! :D

I love your blog!!!!!!!!

Sanand said...

Nice carol that you've shared here.