February 13, 2010 – In the Bleak Midwinter

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.

(Click lyrics to hear melody)

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This is, of course, the first line to the Christmas Carol In the Bleak Midwinter by English poet Christina Rossetti, set to music by Holst.

flat landscape

Somehow, it seems like the right time for this carol.

old fence in snow

We are in the depths of the bleak midwinter.

winter horizon

No line on the horizon and no end to the winter in sight.

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