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Friday, December 23, 2011

KEEPING CHRISTMAS

I Will Keep Christmas

I will keep Christmas in the cold hedgerow,
With red shining holly and winter snow.
I will keep Christmas far from any town
On the frosted side of the windswept down.

Stars will be candles of sweet silver fire,
Swinging at midnight over tree and spire.
Waves will be booming bells and break the air,
With glory and greeting and winged prayer.

I will keep Christmas alone and away,
Praising the Lord of all on Christmas Day.
~P. A. Ropes ~

Merry Christmas to all my dear friends!

Jane

14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas to you, Jane. It's been a pleasure getting to know you the last few months and I appreciate your friendship.

    May God bless you and your family as you celebrate this special season.

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  2. What a lovely poem--not one I've read before.
    The thought of 'keeping' Christmas, rather than 'celebrating' suggests an observance of deep joy.

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  3. Merry Christmas Jane! Such a pretty poem. (I wish we had snow!) love,andrea

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  4. Merry Christmas to you,Jane.Wonderful poem!
    love and hugs regina

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  5. Wishing you and yours a very merry and blessed Christmas, Jane!
    -Jaime

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  6. Beautiful poem. Merry Christmas to you also!

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  7. ♫♫♫ Feliz Natal!!!


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    Que o Natal não seja apenas uma data, mas um estado de espírito a nos orientar a vida.

    FELIZ NATAL!!!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

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  8. Beautiful poem! I love poetry.
    Happy Christmas to you!
    Courtney

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  9. Great song/poem! I wish you a Merry Christmas.

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  10. Merry Christmas Jane, I hope you had a very nice Christmas!!

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  11. Dear Jane,

    A merry belated Christmas to you, dear friend! I have been so very blessed by your friendship and encouragement this past year.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  12. Hi Jane! I sure loved your post about the how you spent your ten dollars! What a sweet gift from your Mom. You sure got some great deals. I love the pink sweater, it is one of my favorite shades of pink. Real wool skirts are sure hard to find these days. I see many that look like real wool but I am quickly disappointed when I feel the fabric and find that it is only "Polyester in sheep's clothing". :) We are having a pretty day here. It has been very wet and rainy, but the sun is out now and the air is crisp and cold. I hope you have a wonderful afternoon ahead! Delisa :)

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