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UKArchive ID: 32014Yule Fire - 24th December 2013 by prospero
Originally published on December 27, 2013 in Poetry    

If I let this Yule Log go out before tomorrow’s sunrise then the world will end - I’ll not sit up that long to tend a wood fire.




I sit alone, except for the Crab the Dog
Beside my Yule Fire,
The first that ever I have lit
And, no doubt,
The very last.
I care not of that.

In sooth I know not why I am so sad.
Next door my family congregate
But
If they miss me they say nothing.
Crab the Dog, the fire. the wine, the Christmas cake
Are company enow.

This is just another Christmas.
Another year,
Another day.
I know that there are two waiting for me
Among those desolate sand dunes
And I go to them willingly.

A sky full of stars,
A moon on the wane
Jupiter and Mars
A life mostly pain.
Don't count the scars,
I won't do it again.

© prospero (corin on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 32014
Archived comments for Yule Fire - 24th December 2013
RajArumugam on 27-12-2013
Yule Fire - 24th December 2013
love the style, love the moments you've captured so well...

Author's Reply:
Thankyou Raj BTW - the yule log stayed alight and burned all night!

Mikeverdi on 27-12-2013
Yule Fire - 24th December 2013
Filled with sadness but somehow uplifting, I think that must be down to the writing; it's excellent. Mike

Author's Reply:
Thankyou Mike - the yule log stayed alight and burned all night!

deadpoet on 27-12-2013
Yule Fire - 24th December 2013
Ths was very sad but excellently expressed- very atmospheric..

Piaxx

Author's Reply:
Thankyou Pia - the yule log stayed alight and burned all night!

David

Mimi on 27-12-2013
Yule Fire - 24th December 2013
What a beautiful sadness you have expressed. It seems a lonely place to be...last stanza is a fine resolution.


Author's Reply:
Thankyou Mimi - the yule log stayed alight and burned all night!

Dave

Nemo on 29-12-2013
Yule Fire - 24th December 2013
No rage, just a quiet acquiescence. I like it very much. Gerald.

Author's Reply:
Thankyou Gerald.