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Lantern Walk Songs and Verses

At the chimney

Martinmas is in a week and beanovich asked me to share some verses and songs.  I came across this playlist of songs this morning, so it seemed like perfect timing!  We have sung a number of the songs and some of them are included in the Enki Curriculum (which draws a lot from the wonderful Wynstones books).  These can be sung or spoken; it's up to you.

The sunlight fast is dwindling,
My little lamp needs kindling
Its beam shines far in darkest night,
Dear lantern guide me with your light.

~Autumn :: Wynstones

Glimmer lantern glimmer, little stars a-shimmer.
Over meadow, moor and dale flitter flutter elfin veil.
Pee-wit pee-wit, tick-a-tack-a-tick, coo-coo-roo-coo.

Glimmer lantern glimmer, little stars a-shimmer.
Over rock and stock and stone wander tripping little gnome.
Pee-wit, pee-wit, tick-a-tack-a-tick, coo-coo-roo-coo.

~Autumn :: Wynstones


St. Martin, St. Martin,
St. Martin rode out in the night.
His cape was warm, his heart was light.
St. Martin rode out in the night
His cape was warm, his heart was light!

St. Martin, St. Martin,
St. Martin saw a beggar man
there in the snow with little on.
"Oh help please or I must freeze,
Oh help me please or I must freeze."

St. Martin, St. Martin,
St. Martin sprang down from his horse,
he halved his cape with his great sword.
St. Martin rode off in the storm,
the beggar man so grateful and warm.


Spindlewood, spindlewood, will you lend me pray,
A little flaming lantern to light me on my way?
The fairy folk have vanished from the meadow and the glen,
And I would fain go seeking till I find them once again.
Oh, lend me now a lantern that I may bear a light,
To find a hidden pathway in the darkness of the night

~Autumn :: Wynstones, you can hear the song here.  It has other verses, but they are not explicitly about lanterns.

Lantern Walk


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It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

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