Merry Christmas!
#21
Merry Christmas, fellow Fish Eaters!
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#22
Merry Christmas to Vox and all.  I came home from midnight Mass and wrote this poem:

                                              Greater Light

Christmas Eve tonight
The day sunny bright
Sparkling frost like diamond dust
Covers all within sight
Yesterday's sad brown fields
The distant trees
Transformed to a world of light
Far greater that shiny ornaments
Tinsel and lights
On Christmas trees

This reflected sun
Is more real, more right
Than all the Christmas glitter

The day is short
We soon lose its light
And go to Mass at midnight
We hear, "The people in darkness
Have seen a great light"

Then I see

Just as the morning glory
Blazing and blinding me
Was a greater light
Than gaudy trees

The true Christmas light
Was born the first Christmas night
A greater light than the brightest day
Still more real, even more right

Able to shine on our souls
And make broken people whole
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#23
One of my favorite carols that never seems to get played...


I heard the belIs on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.



I thought how as the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.



And in despair, I bowed my head:
'There is no peace on earth,' I said,
'For hate is strong and mocks the song,
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.'

Then pealed the beIls more loud and deep;
'God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With Peace on earth, good will to men'
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#24
Merry Christmas, Vox!  :)

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#25
A merry and blessed Christmas!!
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#26
Merry Christmas to all!

And good job on the poem, Jayne.  :)
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#27
(12-25-2011, 07:14 PM)Joamy Wrote: One of my favorite carols that never seems to get played...


I heard the belIs on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.



I thought how as the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.



And in despair, I bowed my head:
'There is no peace on earth,' I said,
'For hate is strong and mocks the song,
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.'

Then pealed the beIls more loud and deep;
'God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With Peace on earth, good will to men'

:)





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#28
(12-26-2011, 02:56 PM)SaraLucille Wrote: :)



That's a nice version!!!
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#29
(12-25-2011, 07:14 PM)Joamy Wrote: One of my favorite carols that never seems to get played...


I heard the belIs on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play.
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.



I thought how as the day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along the unbroken song
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.



And in despair, I bowed my head:
'There is no peace on earth,' I said,
'For hate is strong and mocks the song,
Of Peace on earth, good will to men.'

Then pealed the beIls more loud and deep;
'God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With Peace on earth, good will to men'

I love that one, too.


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#30
Epiphany Carol

by Thomas Merton

Flocks feed by darkness with a noise of whispers,
In the dry grass of pastures,
And lull the solemn night with their weak bells.

The little towns upon the rocky hills
Look down as meek as children:
Because they have seen come this holy time.

God's glory, now, is kindled gentler than low candlelight
Under the rafters of a barn:
Eternal Peace is sleeping in the hay,
And Wisdom's born in secret in a straw-roofed stable.

And O! Make holy music in the stars, you happy angels.
You shepherds, gather on the hill.
Look up, you timid flocks, where the three kings
Are coming through the wintry trees;

While we unnumbered children of the wicked centuries
Come after with our penances and prayers,
And lay them down in the sweet-smelling hay
Beside the wise men's golden jars.
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