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This is still my favourite poem for this time of year, so.

May whatever holds you up stay forever beneath you, and... may all your nothings, too, hold something up and sing. <3

Things are not as they seem: the innuendo of everything makes
itself felt and trembles towards meanings we never intuited
or dreamed. Take, for example, how a warbler, perched on a

mere branch, can kidnap the day from its tediums and send us
heavenwards, or how, held up by nothing we really see, our
spirits soar and then, in a mysterious series of twists and turns,

come to a safe landing in a field, encircled by greenery. Nothing
I can say to you here can possibly convince you that a man
as unreliable as I have been can smuggle in truths between tercets

and quatrains on scraps of paper, but the world as we know
is full of surprises, and the likelihood that here, in the shape
of this very bird, redemption awaits us should not be dismissed

so easily. Each year, days swivel and diminish along their inscrutable
axes, then lengthen again until we are bathed in light we were not
prepared for. Last night, lying in bed with nothing to hold onto

but myself, I gazed at the emptiness beside me and saw there, in the
shape of absence, something so sweet and deliberate I called it darling.
No one who encrusticates (I made that up!) his silliness in a bowl,

waiting for sanctity, can ever know how lovely playfulness can be,
and, that said, let me wish you a Merry One (or Chanukah if you
prefer), and may whatever holds you up stay forever beneath you,

and may the robin find many a worm, and our cruelties abate,
and may you be well and happy and full of mischief as I am,
and may all your nothings, too, hold something up and sing.

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Date: 2016-12-24 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] marciaelena.livejournal.com
This reflects my mood at the moment so perfectly:

Each year, days swivel and diminish along their inscrutable
axes, then lengthen again until we are bathed in light we were not
prepared for.


Happy holidays, bb. So much love, always and forever. <3

Date: 2016-12-26 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
I'm glad you liked it, bb. Much love. ♥

Date: 2016-12-24 08:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] wendelah1
That's a seriously adorable gif. Merry Christmas to you.

Date: 2016-12-26 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
I was so pleased to find it. *g* Merry Christmas! <3

Date: 2016-12-24 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aletheiafelinea.livejournal.com
Sending holiday hugs :)

Date: 2016-12-26 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
Holiday hugs back! :-)

Date: 2016-12-24 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnarok-08.livejournal.com
Merry Christmas to you ♥

Date: 2016-12-26 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
Merry Christmas! <3

Date: 2016-12-25 01:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] night-owl-9.livejournal.com
What a wonderful poem! Thank you for sharing ♥

Date: 2016-12-26 03:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
Glad you liked it! <3

Date: 2016-12-26 11:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] owensheart.livejournal.com
Merry Christmas. My friend.

Date: 2016-12-28 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyryk.livejournal.com
Thank you. <3

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