22 December

I heard a bird sing _ In the dark of December _ A magical thing _ And sweet to remember

December 22, 2009 · 1 min read

‘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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