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Sunday, December 03, 2017
A Christmas poem ~ "Christmas Splendor"
Some of my recent finds include vintage Ideals magazines in a smaller size for sending to friends. Envelopes like the one shown above were included with these. So pretty! The envelopes are ever so faintly dusted with glitter, although you can't really tell by looking at this scan.
The poem I'm sharing came from the 1956 Ideals "Christmas Greetings". It's by Lida Shivers Leech.
Lida Shivers Leech
The dawn breaks o'er a beauteous scene,
Quiet, dazzling, and serene;
A wealth of diamonds in the snow
Set hill and vale aglow.
A panorama unsurpassed,
Traced by the Master-hand;
And etched in jewels crystal clear
By nature's magic wand.
A bright-eyed snowbird pecks around
For crumbs or berries red;
With cheery chirp he greets his mate
On icy branch o'erhead.
Christmas splendor-- a spotless robe
On roof, on shrub and tree;
We stand amazed and gaze in awe
On this, God's mystery.
This actually reminds me quite a bit of the type of poems my husband's dad would write. It does set a beautiful scene. God is indeed the Master Artist!
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.