Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

Xmas Card 2010

Here's my Xmas Card for 2010 - this one uses a picture and verse from Cassell's Magazine, December 1887





"CHRISTMAS WEATHER!"

THE sleet beats fast on the casement pane,
The icicles freeze together,
And sharp winds blow o'er the mounds of snow,
For 'tis right good Christmas weather!

The sleet beats fast, and the sharp wind blows
Over the gorse and the heather,
But my Lady Bountiful, out she goes
In the right good Christmas weather.

What cares she for the sleet and the wind,
And the snow-flakes light as a feather?
In furs well clad, her heart is glad,
For 'tis right good Christmas weather!

Yet many must suffer, too well she knows,
When want and cold come together
So my Lady Bountiful, out she goes
In the right good Christmas weather.

And wherever she steps a warm light glows
Over the gorse and the heather,
And hearts that were sad are hearts made glad
In the right good Christmas weather!

GEORGE WEATHERLY.


BEST WISHES FOR THE SEASON AND THE NEW YEAR




Marcus L. Rowland




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