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December 25, 2012


This is a great post.. I love reading this..

Beautiful Terence. Brings me to the Christmases I experienced growing up in Ceylon and England, the Midnight Mass always the highlight and yes followed by the party. What glorious traditions. And we will revive them. Thank you for the timeless art of this poem. Reminds me too of Dylan Thomas's A child's Christmas in Wales, but most of all it reminds me that we can make magic when the imagination is allowed free reign. Indran (The Migrant States, Hanging Loose Press, 2020)

What a lovely reminiscence
of the spirit of innocence.

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