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.

Image by The Graphics Fairy


jen said...

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

B said...

Merry Xmas Windy!

Sue Lui said...

Merry Christmas Windy! And a great new year too!

Creations by Jolan said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Camilla Ekman said...

Happy Holidays, Wendy!

Creations by Jolan said...

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