Happy Christmas one and all!
Here's a Yule carol to celebrate the turning of the Wheel of the Year. Summer may not quite be a-cumen in just yet, but long balmy evenings and the gentle buzz of bees is a promise to cherish in this wild, dark and stormy time.
So feast, quaff and be merry, for the Oak King has the Throne!
Hark the stirring snowdrops sing,
Victory to the Oaken King!
Born to rule 'til Summer's height,
Holly falls before his might.
Takes his crown in rough-barked hand,
Lays his foe beneath the land,
Hark the waking snowdrops sing,
Glory to the risen king!