Here Is Common Cause for Celebration

Music: The Fall.
By Peter Rudenko. Performed by Peter Rudenko at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Here is common cause for celebration
As light lengthens, harbinger of spring.
Perhaps the cold will be of long duration:
Patience, for you know what time will bring.
Yearning is the partner of sensation,
Heightening the glory of the thing.
Open, then, your heart to dark December;
Listen to the silent turn of time
In which the light is scattered into embers;
Days on which the remnants barely shine,
As miserly and cold as you remember.
Yet here in darkness starts the upward climb,
Stepping towards the downward days of summer.

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