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My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, will be published early in 2022 by Indigo Dreams. I am co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy. https://theleapingword.com

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Tedward ...

Ted says:  Buy your Christmas cards here. You know it makes sense! (But not that fox gazing wanly into the night or the seasick donkey, no, this here picture below is yer classic Christmas greeting, innit, and that handsome hound posing for the picture is clearly a professional and might even be available for other gigs, you know ... )

There's even added poetry:

The Oxen

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.
'Now they are all on their knees,'
An elder said as we sat in a flock
By the embers in hearthside ease.

We pictured the meek mild creatures where
They dwelt in their strawy pen,
Nor did it occur to one of us there
To doubt they were kneelng then.

So fair a fancy few would weave
In those years! Yet, I feel,
If someone said on Christmas Eve
'Come; see the oxen kneel

 'In the lonely barton by yonder coomb
Our childhood used to know,'
I should go with him in the glooom,
Hoping it might be so.

Thomas Hardy

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