Monday, December 24, 2007

A Christmas Carol

Christ-child lay on Mary's lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O, weary, weary is the world,
But here is all aright.)
The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast,
His hair was like a star.
(O, stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)
The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart
His hair was like a fire.
(O, weary, weary is the world
But here the world's desire.)
The Christ-child stood at Mary's knee,
His hair was like a crown,
And all the flowers looked up at Him,
And all the stars looked down.
- G K Chesterton

Happy Christmas Eve!


Anne said...

Merry Christmas to you, Smartina! I look forward to reading you in the New Year!

Martina said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Anne! I'm looking forward to your Hoffmann translations. He's one of my favorites!

Chris said...

Happy Boxing Day, everyone!

And Happy Birthday, Baxter.


Martina said...

Baxter thanks you! (Or would if he weren't in the middle of a birthday nap.)

I hope you had a good holiday!