Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve wishes


Merry Christmas
to All!

May your holidays be full of love, warmth and joy 
and peoples' presence!

We've already posted one of the best poems there is for today. Fortunately there's more than one that fits.

The Oxen

By Thomas Hardy 
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.
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