Monday, December 02, 2019
Wonderful Christmas poem ~ "This Would I Keep"
This Would I Keep
This would I keep forever in my heart
Among the things the ruthless years may leave:
The glad excitement, wonder, and delight
Of Christmas Eve;
This would I hold untarnished through the years,
Although the roads I take may lead me far;
The radiant molten glory of the light
From one white star.
And oh, to keep the breathlessness, the thrill,
The heart's swift running out to meet surprise;
Never to lose entirely the light
Of childhood from my eyes;
Never to lose the Christmas morning joy,
And never the quick bright eagerness to give --
God, some way let my spirit keep the shine
Of Christmas while I live.
-- Grace Noll Crowell
Isn't this beautiful? It almost brings me to tears.