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A palindrome for St. Martin’s Day

From a reader from back on 11/11/11:
I thought that you and your readers might find this legend of Satan, St. Martin of Tours, and two exquisitely long palindromes, to be of interest particularly on this palindromic day of 11/11/11.
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“Martinmass” by John Clare

“Martinmass” by John Clare written on 11 Nov 1841.
‘Tis Martinmass from rig to rig
Ploughed fields and meadow lands are blea
In hedge and field each restless twig
Is dancing on the naked tree
Flags in the dykes are bleached and brown
Docks by its … Continue reading

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A palindrome for St. Martin’s Day

From a reader from back on 11/11/11:
I thought that you and your readers might find this legend of Satan, St. Martin of Tours, and two exquisitely long palindromes, to be of interest particularly on this palindromic day of 11/11/11.
From The Book of … Continue reading

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Martinmass

Today is the feast of St. Martin of Tours, otherwise called Martinmass.  I suspect few of you observed the old forty day fast period which would end today.  Also, today marks the octave since All Souls Day.  Don’t forget: Pray … Continue reading

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MartinMass and heading into rainy chilly windy London

I’ll be heading into town to meet a famous Catholic journalist for lunch.
If my energy holds, perhaps later in the evening someone might like to meet for a pint.
People may SMS me (don’t send MMS): 07501852559
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