The Holly and the Oak King

August 1, 2010

(Lorelei Greenwood)

(To the tune of The Holly and the Ivy)

The Holly and the Oak King
Are Brothers of the Sun
And at Yuletide and in Summertime
Are together joined as one.

For the Sun at Winter Solstice
Is the lowest ebb of light –
But the Sun returns on this special day
And will soon defeat the night.

O the fir trees and the pine boughs
Are of everlasting green
Showing life prevails in the deadly cold
When the spark of life’s unseen.

Dearest Mother Earth is resting
Now that Harvest-time is done
And awaits the birth of her child of light,
The returning of the Sun.

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