Friday, December 7, 2012

Shining Tinsel

Like Strands of Shining Tinsel

Like strands of shining tinsel,
Hope will ever weave
Through his sorrow, who remembers
Candles Christmas Eve.

His tongue will not grow bitter
Who learns in youth the glory
Of the old sweet Christmas carols
And the manger story.

Nor love and faith quite vanish
For one with memories
Of dreams come true on laden,
Star-tipped Christmas trees.

So fill the house with fragrance
Of cedar boughs, with laughter-
These are gifts a child heart
Will keep forever after.

by Ethel Romig Fuller
Kitchen Sonnets

May your weekend be touched by carols and tinsel in the tree.


Jeanne said...

Have a beautiful weekend my lovely friend. Love and hugs

Relyn Lawson said...

Tree chopping tomorrow. So, it will be for sure.

Happy weekend, friend.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Yr really in the sprit of the season!
Such fun pic
merci carolg

Anonymous said...

very festive. not long now till the big day.

christina said...

this is so very beautiful... all the colors make me so happy.

Linda P said...

A lovely post, Marilyn. (The poem is new to me).

Tracy said...

Oooo... love that sparkling bauble wreath--such pretty colors! This past weekend we added a little sparkle & glow around the house. And we listened to some seasonal compositions by English composer John Rutter. :o) Happy Days, Marilyn ((HUGS))

Angela McRae said...

I was definitely touched by tinsel -- it's falling off my vintage aluminum Christmas tree, ha!

Britt-Arnhild said...


No tinsels here yet though. Our tree will not be up until Christmas, which is still almost two weeks away.
But I enjoy advent all through the day :-)

Jeanie said...

This is SO cheery -- Imade a ball wreath once. A few have broken and I need to fix them. After seeing this I have a bit more motivation!