Happy National Poetry Day!

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To celebrate National Poetry Day, I have posted one for this dank, dark day in Belfast although St. Lucy's day is still some way off.

 

A NOCTURNALL UPON ST. LUCIE'S DAY,

BEING THE SHORTEST DAY.

by John Donne

 

'TIS the year's midnight, and it is the day's,

Lucie's, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks;

The sun is spent, and now his flasks

Send forth light squibs, no constant rays;

The world's whole sap is sunk;

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Wednesday, 16 April, 2014 - 15:18