Saturday, 22 December 2007

The Winter Soltice


Good afternoon, After one of the worst week weather wise and pain wise for Stuart we have arrived at Saturday. today is the shortest day of the year the Winter Solstice.
I was pottering about the kitchen this morning making the breakfast and I was singing my favourite carol which is "In the Bleak Midwinter." I have always loved this carol but could I remember the second line once past that I was fine it was just the second line I could not recall call it a senior moment. I popped on the PC for a moment and typed in the first line and found out what I needed but was so surprised to learn the music was written by none other than Gustav Holst (Planet Suite) and the words are from a poem by Christina Rossette. The net never ceases to amaze me you just have to type in what you want to know and up it comes. That it for now will be back later but its lunch time and I'm starving and the leek and tatty soup will be ready.


1. In the bleak mid-winter
  Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
  Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
  Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
  Long ago.

Love Joan.





astoriasand said...

Hi Joan,Well Great minds think alike as only last week if you look,in one of her postings. I told Maries Muses this had always been my favourite carol from being a young girl at school.I sent her the words,of the particular verse I love via E. mail which in it reads. What a shall I give him poor as I am.......I love the last line I give him my heart.So you are not alone in the favourites.Yes it's been an awful week here too.I have been busy today in and out on town for a few more bits adnd pieces and it is cold damp and foggy.So I thought now I would have  a warm Belly pork sarny LOL!! and a nice hot  cuppa and do a few comments,and a couple of E. mails to answer.Enjoy your soup sounds delicious.Have a good weekend.Take Care God Bless Kath

sdrogerson said...

makes us all geniuses!

kirkbyj05 said...

I love this Carol too Joan.

Sorry to hear of Stuarts pain.  I hope he gets relief soon.
I love the sound of your leek and tatty soup it reminds me of my mother's many pots of wonderful broths.
Happy Christmas to you both.

catmayben said...

HAPPY YULE Joan!!!!!
Love,  Cathy.  xxx

edwardssoapy said...

The Internet is wonderful thing, isn't it, Joan?  It provides so much information at our fingertips.  People say, you learn something new everyday, which is so true.

Merry Christmas to you and your family."

jeadie05 said...

Iquite forgot yesterday was the shortest ,are well now they will begin to grow longwer ,Sorry to hear Stuart has been in pain ,I hope he feels better really soon ,Christina Rossettii wrote some wonderful peices ,didnt know she had written that though ,as you say ,we keep learning Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm always amazed how fast the internwet is in searching for stuff when you type in a word or two. I hope Stuart's pain will decrease and you'll have a wonderful Christmas day and a very happy Hogmanay! Jeannette xx  

mariealicejoan said...

Leek and Potato soup . . . mmmm.... I Hope that you both have a lovely Christmas Joan and many, many blessings inthe New Year to come.