24 December

the earth has grown old with its burden of care
but at christmas it always is young
the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
and its soul full of music breaks the air
when the song of angels is sung

phillips brooks


  1. contrasts...................in life too we have them

  2. Nice photo!!!! Merry Christmas to you..

  3. Lovely. Beautiful image and poem. Happy Christmas to you. :)

  4. A Christmas tree without the trimmings looking beautiful.
    Just stopping by to wish you simply a wonderful Christmas
    Wren x

  5. happy eve of the holidays...hope that childlike joy infects your house....

  6. such beautiful composition here, lovely in every way. Merry Christmas.

  7. This is soooo pretty!!!

  8. So very true....at Christmas we are ALL young at heart! Tis the spirit of the season.

  9. Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, isn't it? I really like this quote.

    Merry Christmas, my friend. So glad to have met you in blogland this year.


  10. Wishing you and your family a magical Christmas filled with love and laughter. Best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.

  11. Lovely Poem and words. I wish a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  12. It has been a joy to read your posts this year. I am looking forward to reading what you share in 2014. Dottie

  13. Love the green against the white - so very pretty.

  14. Happy Holidays to you and your family..... Michelle

  15. Beautiful! I love white and green together.

    Happy New Year!


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