! The Secret Society Of The Suddenly Quiet...
This Christmas, as ever at this time of year,
there’s a worldwide brotherhood and sisterhood
whose numbers I cannot count
and would not wish to know;
who seldom know each other;
and perhaps, that’s just as well..
who, in their dressing-gowns on Christmas morn,
amid bright wrappings hasty torn,
fall suddenly quiet,
Wednesday, December 12, 2007