Monday, December 16, 2013

Wrapped up in hope

 
December
by John Updike from A Child's Calendar
 
 
 
First snow! The flakes,
So few, so light,
Remake the world
In solid white.
 
All bundled up,
We feel as if
We were fat penguins,
Warm and stiff. 
 

 
 
Old carols peal.
The dusk is dense.
There is a mood
Of sweet suspense.
 
 
 
The shepherds wait,
The kings, the tree --
All wait for something
Yet to be,
 
 

Some miracle.
And then it's here,
Wrapped up in hope --
Another year!
 
 
So very grateful this December for the hope that we have
because of the birth of Jesus...
Merry Christmas from our family to yours.







4 comments:

Anonymous said...

And Merry Christmas, back to you all! Love, the Grigels

Anonymous said...

Can I have a giant print of the barn with the nativity? LOVE it. Love Updike, too. Would be good to memorize...beauty-FULL.
Ab

Anonymous said...

Can I order my Christmas cards for next year from you now! Stunningly beautiful. Love all of you!

Love and prayers,
April and family....

susan said...

yes. please.
I would love a print of the nativity barn as well. We really should do something like that on our barn.

And like April said ....make cards.