December 20th – Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger Author Unknown Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus, no … Continue reading December 20th – Away in a Manger

December 16th – On This Christmas

For today's 25 Days of Christmas Reading I wanted to include this poem by a fellow blogger, Keith Garrett. I appreciated the Christmas imagery and the subtle sing-song rhyme that really rings in the Christmas spirit. I especially like how the poem asks us to think of those that have had an effect on our … Continue reading December 16th – On This Christmas

December 13th – Minstrels

Minstrels by: William Wordsworth The minstrels played their Christmas tune To-night beneath my cottage-eaves; While, smitten by a lofty moon, The encircling laurels, thick with leaves, Gave back a rich and dazzling sheen, That overpowered their natural green. Through hill and valley every breeze Had sunk to rest with folded wings: Keen was the air, … Continue reading December 13th – Minstrels

December 10th – Ring Out, Wild Bells

Ring Out, Wild Bells by: Alfred Lord Tennyson Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, … Continue reading December 10th – Ring Out, Wild Bells

December 4th – Scatter Your Crumbs

Scatter Your Crumbs by: Alfred Crowquill Amidst the freezing sleet and snow The timid robin comes; In pity drive him not away, But scatter out your crumbs. And leave your door upon the latch For whatever comes; The poorer they, more welcome give, And scatter out your crumbs All have to spare, none are too … Continue reading December 4th – Scatter Your Crumbs