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The world seems travelling into space..Day 1

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The Advent wind begins to stir
With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir,
It's dark at breakfast, dark at tea,
And in between we only see
Clouds hurrying across the sky
And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry
And branches bending to the gale
Against great skies all silver pale
The world seems travelling into space,
And travelling at a faster pace
Than in the leisured summer weather
When we and it sit out together,
For now we feel the world spin round
On some momentous journey bound -
Journey to what? to whom? to where?
The Advent bells call out 'Prepare,
Your world is journeying to the birth
Of God made Man for us on earth.'

From Advent 1955 by John Betjemen

Happy Advent! Where did that year go? My picture is of a winter sunrise in the field at the back of us...With a little bit of added sparkle! My apologies for Betjemen once again, but really I couldn't find anything I liked better and I'm a person who likes my Christmas traditions : )

Thanks again to Viv for her superior organizational skills.

Posted by Twiglet

1st Dec 2011, 07:19   | tags:,,

taniwha says:

This is beautiful Twiglet. Love the idea of a world travelling as we collectively prepare for Christmas. Nice one.

1st Dec 2011, 07:28

Spiderbaby says:

What a lovely start. I'm looking forward to this particular whirling trip into space. Cheers!

1st Dec 2011, 08:22

crickson says:

A great start!

1st Dec 2011, 08:26

Viv says:

Certainly is - thankyou Twiglet - really lovely

and no apologies for Betjeman - perfect


1st Dec 2011, 09:04

Twiglet says:

Thanks all : ) I feel a bit guilty using a blatantly picknik'd shot but I love the way it came out. Thanks on behalf of the group members for the highlight which is of course for the calendar, not the photo!

This first verse of Betjemen's Advent 1955 is my absolutely favourite Christmas poem Viv. I'll probably use it next year too....

1st Dec 2011, 12:28

nige says:

Both beautiful, Twiglet. I never tire of Betjemen either. A lovely way to start the month.

1st Dec 2011, 16:04

Earthlad says:

Hi Twiglet brilliant photo. ? -)

1st Dec 2011, 16:28

jc1000000 says:

Twiglet, I like the picnikking! It works.

Viv, thanks again for organizing this year!

Looking forward to posting mine, big love to y'all :)

1st Dec 2011, 16:47

Viv says:

please stop thanking me - it's no problem and it wouldn'tbe happeningif Nige hadn't started it x

1st Dec 2011, 18:29

Craft says:

Then we must ALL thank Nige : D

Seriously, a wintry yet mental photo. Would this be the space shuttle effects? Glad someone has found a use for them... x

1st Dec 2011, 18:42

jc1000000 says:

Sorry, had no idea - thanks Nige!

1st Dec 2011, 19:37

Twiglet says:

Thanks everyone! Yes G it was indeed space shuttle effects. Heard you ever the like?

I'm looking forward to seeing the other days now.

1st Dec 2011, 21:06

Dania says:

Really lovely way to start, Twiglet. Love how it came out too.

1st Dec 2011, 22:27

CandyMan says:

Sorry I'm late to the party... Perfect words, perfect image. x

1st Dec 2011, 22:55

Dhamaka says:

what a fantastic start!

1st Dec 2011, 23:25

Caine says:

Fantastic shot, Twiglet.

2nd Dec 2011, 00:48

nige says:

Seriously I don't think the advent calendar was ever my idea! I started a few groups but this wasn't one of them :)

2nd Dec 2011, 03:37

Caine says:

According to the group profile, jc1000000 started it. :)

2nd Dec 2011, 05:06

Dhamaka says:

yes, I remember when JC1000000 started it :)

2nd Dec 2011, 10:27

Twiglet says:

Day 2 anyone?

2nd Dec 2011, 12:54

javaboy says:

Great shot, great poem. Thought for sec you'd written poem yourself and was a bit intimidated! It's made me feel very Christmasy.

2nd Dec 2011, 18:14

Twiglet says:

: ) javaboy... You wouldn't want to see my efforts at poetry. I could just about manage a dirty Limmerick.

4th Dec 2011, 18:27

MaggieD says:

Lovely pic and verse so apt ....


4th Dec 2011, 19:13

rhys says:

Lovely start to the calendar.

6th Dec 2011, 08:54

Lovely picture and I like the words too. Glad you like a traditional Christmas :)

6th Dec 2011, 11:36

Twiglet says:

Thanks Maggie, rhys, SLG

Truth of it is Lou, I'm too old to change!

7th Dec 2011, 16:52