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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas Eve! I usually publish Fra Giovanni's beautiful poem, Take Joy, which you can find here. But today I want to sing a farewell to my mother, who died in February of this year. She was not a religious person, but thrived in the joy of nature. I think this stanza from The Holly and the Ivy would please her very much.

The holly and the ivy,

When they are both full grown,

Of all the trees that are in the wood,

The holly bears the crown:

O, the rising of the sun,

And the running of the deer

The playing of the merry organ,

Sweet singing in the choir.

Joyful Christmas to you all!


La Table De Nana said...

She is beautiful.Truly beautiful.What a perfect day for a loving tribute.

katrina said...

Oh, Nana - thank you so much for your sweet words. Tears running down my cheeks, but a smile on my face. Joyeux Noel to you and yours!

Barb said...

Merry Christmas and a wish for peace and happiness to you and your family, Katrina!

Indeed ,your Mother is beautiful!


katrina said...

Thank you, Barb, and wishing you a warm and happy Christmas Day, filled with joy and surprises, good food, and happiness!

donna c. said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Katrina. This is a lovely tribute and beautiful photo.

katrina said...

Thank you, donna! I think you're right, that this is a tribute to her, and a memorial. First Christmas without her, but a wink to her and gratitude she has some peace after a long struggle. Merry Christmas and a joyful New Year to you!

Martha said...

Merry Christmas!

katrina said...

Thanks, Martha - I hope you had a grand Christmas Day!