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Poem of the Week - 'A Partrdge in a Pear Tree' by John Heath-Stubbs

Posted on December 22, 2015 by Yen-Yen Lu | 0 comments

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me...


A partridge perched on a pear-tree bough
On Christmas day - une jolie perdiz:
She had grown plump on stubble-gleaning
In September, and had dodged the guns.

Bare the branches now, but when spring comes
Leaves shall deck them and at summer's close
Depending pears, great tears of musky sweetness.

Our last poem of the week before Christmas is one which evokes a wintry and picturesque image that's bound to get you in the festive spirit. The poem comes from John Heath-Stubbs' Partridge in a Pear Tree: poems for the twelve days of Christmas.  

Hope you all have a merry Christmas! 

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