Old Christmas Returned

Today it is very grey outside. I have managed to find beauty in this weather but only when I am wearing a jacket or I’m indoors.

I found this poem in a Christmas book I have.

Old Christmas Returned

unknown author

All you that to feasting and mirth are inclined,

Come, here is good news for to pleasure your mind.

Old Christmas is come for to keep open house,

He scorns to be guilty of starving a mouse:

Then come, boys, and welcome for diet the chief,

Plum pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

—–

The holly and ivy about the walls wind

And show that we ought to our neighbors be kind,

Inviting each other for pastime and sport,

And where we best fare, there we do most resort;

We fail not of victuals, and that of the chief,

Plum pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

—–

All travelers, as they do pass on their way,

At gentlemen’s halls are invited to stay,

Themselves to refresh, and their horses to rest,

Since that he must be Old Christmas’s guest;

Nay, the poor shall not want, but have for relief,
Plum pudding, goose, capon, minced pies, and roast beef.

Today’s challenge: Offer something to another that they need. 🙂

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