A New Dawn of Freedom

A NEW DAWN OF FREEDOM

By Lawrence Hall

Word count: 83

Rating: G

Summary: The poet dedicates the New Year to Christian virtues, rather than the old Pagan ones.

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A new dawn of freedom? May it be so

Even in this artificial shift of time

According to those calendars and clocks

Who still attribute virtues to old Janus

 

For this is Mary’s day, especially so,

This last day in the Octave, now at dawn

And She is our new Dawn of freedom given,

Our Porta Caeli, Bearer of Our Lord

 

Now with the light we rise to greet the Light

A new dawn of freedom – and it is so

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