We’ll be quiet here on AoS this next week so we can enjoy Christmas with our families.
To settle your spirit in time for your own holidays, here are a few classics poems and a short story we’ve shared this week in years past:
- Poem: Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Poem: Poem: First Coming, by Madeleine L’Engle
- Short Story: The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry
And here’s a new one:
By Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.