‘Ahh, so kind,’ muttered James through his beard and tipped his hat again and bowed slightly and then turned to umbrella-tap his way down the wide, white stone steps.
Adequate as an entertainment? Who did this homely prune of a spinster think she was? — Dan Simmons, The Fifth Heart

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

People, look east. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the guest, is on His way.
Stars, keep the watch. When night is dim
One more light the bowl shall brim,
Shining beyond the frosty weather,
Bright as sun and moon together.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the star, is on His way.

Wishing you all a peaceful, joy-filled and merry Christmas, and a wonderful, book-filled New Year. :)
{image found here}


Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Merry Christmas, Audrey!

Lisa May said...

That's one of my favorite carols (or technically an Advent song?) - in any case, I love it. Merry Christmas to you too - I hope it brings you some good books!

Darlene said...

Have a very merry Christmas, Audrey!

FleurFisher said...

That is lovely, and I wish the same to you.

JoAnn said...

Merry Christmas, Audrey!

michelle said...

Lovely indeed. Wishing you a joy-filled, peaceful, restful Christmas season, and a happy new year! God bless.... :)

Bellezza said...

What a beautiful poem and accompanying photograph! I can see your hearth is well prepared. God bless you, Audrey, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Christmas Joy to you!