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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Bells Across the Snow

   
“The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
… Out in the fields with God.”
--Elizabeth Barrett Browning


                 





   BELLS ACROSS THE SNOW

O Christmas, merry Christmas!
    Is it really come again,
With its memories and greetings,
    With its joy and with its pain?
There's a minor in the carol,
    And a shadow in the light,
And a spray of cypress twining
    With the holly wreath to-night.
And the hush is never broken
    By laughter light and low,
As we listen in the starlight
    To the "bells across the snow."


O Christmas, merry Christmas!
    'Tis not so very long
Since other voices blended
    With the carol and the song!
If we could but hear them singing
    As they are singing now,
If we could but see the radiance
    Of the crown on each dear brow;
There would be no sigh to smother,
    No hidden tear to flow,
As we listen in the starlight
    To the "bells across the snow."

O Christmas, merry Christmas!
    This never more can be;
We cannot bring again the days
    Of our unshadowed glee.
But Christmas, happy Christmas,
    Sweet herald of good-will,
With holy songs of glory
    Brings holy gladness still.
For peace and hope may brighten,
    And patient love may glow,
As we listen in the starlight
    To the "bells across the snow."


Wishing you a beautiful Christmas filled with new memories of love, joy and peace!


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    Take Joy!

14 comments:

  1. Wishes being sent to you & Ken too for a wonderful, blessed Christmas and a happy & healthy 2017!

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    1. The same to you and Bill, Sandy❣️

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  2. Lovely poems, Cathy! A Merry Christmas morning to you and Ken and all your family!

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    1. A very merry Christmas to you and Doug and your family as you gather today to celebrate! ❤️

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  3. Wishing you and your whole family the very same - a wonderful & blessed Christmas & a happy healthy New Year. Lots of precious new moments & memories ahead in 2017 with those 3 grandkids too. 🎄⭐️❤️

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    1. Thank you Janet. Yes, lots to look forward to in 2017. May yours be full of making wonderful travel memories! ❤️

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  4. Lovely Cathy. Hope this Christmas season is full of all good things.

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    1. Thank you, Elaine. I hope the same for you! ❤️️

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful time over Christmas. Those poems are lovely! Sarah x

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. I hope you are having a wonderful time, too! ❤️️

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  6. Very lovely, Cathy. I especially like your painting. Very pretty. I hope your Christmas Joy is continuing! ♥

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