Tuesday, December 24, 2013

"then when you're quite dressed
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they'll stare!
oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we'll dance and sing
"Noel Noel" "
       From [little tree]
        E.E. CUMMINGS
From my family to yours all the best for the holidays.
Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock.
“Now they are all on their knees,”
An elder said as we sat in a flock
By the embers in hearthside ease.

We pictured the meek mild creatures where
They dwelt in their strawy pen,
Nor did it occur to one of us there
To doubt they were kneeling then.

So fair a fancy few would weave
In these years! Yet, I feel,
If someone said on Christmas Eve,
“Come; see the oxen kneel,

“In the lonely barton by yonder coomb
Our childhood used to know,”
I should go with him in the gloom,
Hoping it might be so.
The Oxen
                       Thomas Hardy


Kathie Brown said...

Just beautiful Guy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

All the best to you and your family.


WildBill said...

You had me in the first few words on this one. For some reason I just love e.e. cummings and for some reason I haven't read his words for quite some time. Hoping you and your family have a wonderful New Year. Good blessings to you!

Celeste said...

Oh look at those two little sweeties!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas Guy.
Happy New Year.

Guy said...

Hi Bill

All the best for the New Year to you and your family.


Guy said...

Hi Celeste

Yes they specialize in cute, all the best to you and your family in the New Year.