Saturday, December 22, 2012

Snow on Snow ...

It's snowing in Cleveland with a winter storm warning, white-out conditions yesterday, and snow flurries forecast for Christmas Eve. Which brings to mind one of my favorite Christmas Carols. The beautiful words are a poem by Christina Rossetti.
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, 
In the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed 
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ. 

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss, 
worshiped the beloved with a kiss. 

What can I give him, poor as I am?.
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.
Have a Blessed Christmas!


  1. This is the second time I've seen Christina Rosetti's poem this season. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. You're welcome, Vonda! Have a Happy Christmas!

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