Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Christmas Greeting



Just dropping in today to share one of my most favorite poems by Walt Whitman.

A Christmas Greeting
Welcome, Brazilian brother--thy ample place is ready;
A loving hand--a smile from the north--a sunny instant hall!
(Let the future care for itself, where it reveals its troubles, impedimentas,
Ours, ours the present throe, the democratic aim, the acceptance and the faith;)
To thee to-day our reaching arm, our turning neck--to thee from us the expectant eye,
Thou cluster free! thou brilliant lustrous one! thou, learning well,
The true lesson of a nation's light in the sky,
(More shining than the Cross, more than the Crown,)
The height to be superb humanity.

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Image by The Graphics Fairy

7 comments:

jen said...

beautiful.... I just saw this image (and loved it) on the graphic fairy's blog! :D
Merry Christmas!

Belinda said...

Merry Xmas Windy!

Sue said...

Merry Christmas Windy! And a great new year too!

jolan said...

Hi
Just want to say Merry Christmas to you to and a Happy New Year
have a great day Jolanda Meurs

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

Merry Christmas Windy!
I absolutely adore your beautiful cards! you're so talented!

CamillaE said...

Happy Holidays, Wendy!

jolan said...

Hi,
Just want to wish you and your Family Merry Christmas.
Jolanda Meurs/Netherlands (Zva)