‘We are nearer to Spring
Than we were in September,’
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December
Oliver Herford, I Heard a Bird Sing
Happy winter solstice all.
Oliver Herford (1863-1935) was an illustrator and humourist, who has been called ‘the American Oscar Wilde’ for his witty aphorisms: ‘There’s no time like the pleasant’, ‘Only the young die good’, ‘Many are called but few get up’, and so on.
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