by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

December
Language: English 
Riding upon the Goat, with snow-white hair,
  I come, the last of all.  This crown of mine
Is of the holly; in my hand I bear
  The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine.
I celebrate the birth of the Divine,
  And the return of the Saturnian reign; --
My songs are carols sung at every shrine.
  Proclaiming "Peace on earth, good will to men."

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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
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Word count: 64