Several Yuletide poems
Seasonal Scribbles for Yuletime
If you are a Yuletide sprite,
You'll never mind the chilly night,
But common mortals ought to know,
That sitting sky-clad in the snow
Can make them feel cold Winter's bite.
Gently wake the sleeping Earth,
As a brand-new year begins its birth,
And calmly face cold Winter's night,
As the seasons turn toward the light.
The Yule Log burneth as of old,
Keeping out the dark and cold,
So let the warmth of friendship rule,
And celebrate another Yule.
The world begins its darkest night,
When life is at its lowest ebb,
But every day there'll be more light,
Until the green things come in sight,
To nourish all in life's great web.
The Shortest Day
On the shortest day of the year,
We celebrate with good cheer,
For Sun's warm rays will lengthen our days,
And it only gets better from here.
For Hogmanay (New Year's Eve)
So raise your cups o' Scotch so fine,
To the rousing strains of Auld Lang Syne,
And make a glorious Hogmanay,
From evening's edge to break o' day.
Toast for the New Year
Happy New Year, lots of cheer.
Get ready for another Year.
So drink your toasts, let's have a blast,
And hope the new year is better than last.