I would like to wish all our members a Merry Yuletide and a Happy Christmas. My thanks for all your support in the last year and my best wishes to you all for 2015.
My thanks to Rose Blakeley for sending us her wonderful picture above and poem below, perfect for our Yuletide post!
The Oak King
Come forth my king, through forests of snow
As the quiescent land, it freezes below,
For all life awaits for your lantern of light,
The winter to flee and the dark to ignite.
See how the thaw, it now does begin
As an emerald glow gleams from your luminous skin
And your cascading cloak of acorn and oak,
At its touch, an awakening, it does provoke.
Bring white waxing moons, my clement king,
Unfurl the leaf bud, herald the spring,
Summon the blossom, the sweet flowers of May,
Turn the axis of time this mid-winter day.
Cast down your eyes of green on the soil,
So the snowdrop, from slumber, will slowly uncoil
To face a warm sun, and an amiable breeze,
As you relish your reign amongst the viridescent trees.
By Rose Blakeley