Serra Anansi and Gabrielle Riel cordially invite you toTthe 5th Annual Yule Bonfire of the Steamlands. Time: 3:30pm SLT — ? Location: Winterfell Anodyne(http://slurl.com/secondlife/Winterfell%20Anodyne/47/93/23) Attire: As you are comfortable Music: Early Music on Radio Riel Reverie (http://reverie.radioriel.org) The Shortest DayBy Susan Cooper
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Wolcum Yule!

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by Gabrielle Riel on Tuesday, 21 December, 2010

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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