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.

Christmas Splendor
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!


  1. Thank you for sharing this lovely poem. God bless you, Mrs. T.

    1. You are welcome, Carol. It's a blessing to have you here at my kitchen table.

  2. I love Ideals. The pretty pictures and poems just draw me in. If I found a room with such glorious treasures as those from 1956, I would be stuck looking for months on end.

    1. Me too, Sandy. I have loved Ideals ever since my childhood when my grandmother always had the latest one by her chair in the front room.

      I know what you mean ... I have found so many treasures from the 1950s. I don't have the luxury of looking through them now, but hopefully in months to come I will have more time.

  3. I used to love Ideals. I haven't seen one in ages...I wonder if it's still in print.

    1. I have seen them on for Christmas, Easter, and so on, Julie, so I think it is still being published.

  4. Lovely peom. What beautiful imagery. Thank you for sharing
    Phoebe x

    1. You are welcome, Phoebe. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem.


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