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Saturday, December 16, 2006

The Holiday Tree

I like to call our tree a HOLIDAY TREE, since bringing a tree inside at Yuletime or Solstice time and decorating it, was originally a Pagan tradition, not a Christian one. Tonight we are decorating the tree, and lighting some holiday candles in prepartion of the return of the light (Solstice).


It's so delicate, the light.
And there's so little of it. The dark
is huge.
Just delicate needles, the light,
in an endless night.
And it has such a long way to go
through such desolate space.
So let's be gentle with it.
Cherish it.
So it will come again in the morning.
We hope.

By Rolf Jacobsen Translated by Robert Hedin
Copper Canyon Press


Anonymous said...

A beautiful poem. And that's a nice picture, too. Is it one of your new designs??

Anonymous said...

Love the "repurposed" sweaters and socks! Great to see you doing so many creative things, and sharing your fun holiday spirit....