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Advent poem, Victorian.

There are some Advent poems that are too good not to quote at this time of the year. I generally avoid the Victorians, but all eras have great poets. Christina Rossetti was one. In the bleak midwinter In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow […]

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Lectionary music

10 December 19.

This world works almost completely by fear. We are encouraged to be afraid that our speech and thoughts will lead to us being shamed, sacked, and cast out: even the most famous among us fears, for they know that the foundation of society is broken, for they were involved in it. We are called deplorable […]