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Monthly Archives: December 2009

I was a girl then, my chest its own walled garden.

Read “The Leaving” by Brigit Pegeen Kelly.

goldfish with smiles stamped on

Read “Mermaid Song” by Kim Addonizio.

and uncle too is frequently unclear

Santa wakes up, eventually,/puts away his big red suit and wellies

Read “The Day After The Day After Boxing Day” by Paul Cookson.

How liberally will the TSA be interpreting “all appropriate measures”?

This story is not making me look forward to flying home tomorrow.

Heisenberg FTW

Christmas Plans (xkcd)

We hear and sing/The customary carols

Read “Noël” by Anne Porter.

This is for Shay: it’s on Youtube!



“The Oxen” by Thomas Hardy

Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.     “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock     By the embers in hearthside ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where     They dwelt in their strawy pen, Nor did it occur to one of us there     To doubt they were […]