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Eddi's Service

Rating: 2.9

(A.D. 687)


Eddi, priest of St. Wilfrid
In his chapel at Manhood End,
Ordered a midnight service
For such as cared to attend.

But the Saxons were keeping Christmas,
And the night was stormy as well.

Nobody came to service,
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Moira Campbell 11 December 2018

One of the loveliest Christmas poems I know. Perfectly understated.

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Geoffrey Plowden 18 December 2015

His most beautiful poem, I think.

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