Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Christmas Greeting!

Only 7 more days until Christmas! I love this time of year with friends & family. The Christmas parties this year and been so festive and full of cheer. I finished decorating the tree last night and wanted to share it with everyone. Also, I am posting "A Christmas Greeting" for one of my good friends, Amy. Walt Whitman is her favorite poet, so this one is for her. Enjoy the holidays!

A Christmas Greeting by Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Welcome, Brazilian brother--thy ample place is ready;
A loving hand--a smile from the north--a sunny instant hall!
(Let the future care for itself, where it reveals its troubles,impedimentas,
Ours, ours the present throe, the democratic aim, the acceptance andthe faith;)
To thee to-day our reaching arm, our turning neck--to thee from usthe expectant eye,
Thou cluster free! thou brilliant lustrous one! thou, learning well,
The true lesson of a nation's light in the sky,
(More shining than the Cross, more than the Crown,)
The height to be superb humanity.

1 comment:

Rena said...

What a pretty tree!