Five minutes of civilised calm, recorded in East London, as the capital starts to wake up. Sign up at https://marcsalmanac.substack.com
With a poem by Susan Cooper, The Shortest Day.
"And so the Shortest Day came and the year died
And everywhere down the centuries of the snow-white world
Came people singing, dancing,
To drive the dark away..."
From the show:
On this day: 21st December, 1117, the birth of Thomas Becket, in Cheapside, London
Music to wake you up – This Year by The Mountain Goats
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