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NoŽl, NoŽl

by Athanasius (Archbishop)
on Dec 25, 2014 at 06:03 UTC ( #1111339=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

It’s Christmas! Ring the Monastery bell,
As we with joy recall that first NoŽl
When shepherds, watching through the lonely night,
Were over-awed by heaven’s glorious light.

With cheer, we’ll greet our brother monks, and sisters,
And amnesty extend to Pythonistas,
And other erring souls; foreach, today,
We wish bright blessings in a long @array.

And tho’ at times, alas!, we make a %hash
Of our Monastic Rule, with insults rash
And words unkind: today we start anew
And map our way with kinder goals in view.

A maid needs help with syntax? We’ll not fail ’er.
A hill of bugs is in our way? We’ll $scalar.
Tho’ all the year in Perl we script — and well, —
Today it’s “Per”, in honour of NoŽl.

© 2014

Merry Christmas!

Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

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Re: NoŽl, NoŽl
by Laurent_R (Canon) on Dec 25, 2014 at 17:00 UTC
    Merry Christmas to you, Athanasius, and to all other monks, irrespective of their actual religion (but, of course, with all due respect to their diversity).
Re: NoŽl, NoŽl
by thesiddharthsolanki (Initiate) on Jan 10, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
    wow simply superb and amazing :) just love it


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