Monday, December 13, 2010

WINTER GIFT, CHRISTMAS SPIRIT


"WINTER GIFT" by Julia Helen Jeffrey

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I am the Christmas Spirit

That comes with the end of December:

A winter solstice spell, perhaps,

When people forget to remember –



The drab realities of fact,

The cherished hurt of ancient wrongs,

The lonely comfort of being deaf

To human sighs and angel’s songs.



Suddenly, they lose their minds

To heart’s demands and beauty’s grace;

And deeds extravagant with love

Give glory to the common place.



--Anthony F. Perrino

6 comments:

Shopgirl said...

merry Christmas Julie, I hope you are warm and loved on this cold December day. That you have decorated and are snuggled with a wonderful book enjoying a story from a great author.
Joy always, Mary

Healing Woman said...

This is very beautiful..both card and verse. Also it is very different, which is probably why I like it so much. Thanks for posting.

lila said...

Beautiful post, Julie!!
I love the cheerful little robin bringing the Christmas gift!
I hope you have a good cheerful Christmas!
We are happy to be having our childrem come here this year...because Mom lives with us and can't travel.
[I'm trying not to get too carried away!]

A. Levemark said...

Very beautiful! The illustration goes so well with the text.

gemma said...

The Christmas Spirit is the best gift of the winter. Sending my love and best wishes to you this season and always.
xx

ruthie said...

Dear Julie, isn't Julias work just wonderful. Beautiful words too. Wishing you a happy & peaceful Winter solstice x ruthie