Thursday, December 24, 2015

Poetry Friday -- Christmas Wishes

O what a glory doth this world put on
For him who, with a fervent heart, goes forth
Under the bright and glorious sky, and looks
On duties well performed, and days well spent!
For him the wind, ay, and the yellow leaves
Shall have a voice, and give him eloquent teachings.
He shall so hear the solemn hymn, that Death
Has lifted up for all, that he shall go
To his long resting-place without a tear.

from Autumn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wishing you the glory of the world, a fervent heart, days well spent, and a bright and glorious sky. Merry Christmas!

Irene has the roundup this week at Live Your Poem.


  1. Thank you for these glorious, fervent wishes, Mary Lee! Sending them back to you, with cheer and gratitude! xo

  2. Mary Lee, your fervent heart has filled the world with haiku beauty this month. Thank you for that gift and this lovely poem.

  3. Anonymous8:22 AM

    "Oh what a glory" indeed! Thank you for so generously sharing your fine noticings of the world's "splendid scene." Wishing you and yours happy holidays!

  4. This poem makes me want to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather we're having and go for a hike under the "bright and glorious sky."

  5. Joyful image + joyful Longfellow. Helps me remember my visit to his house in Boston, this year! Appreciations, Mary Lee!


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