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look, the spangles

by Jen at 6:27 pm on 15.12.2009 | 3 Comments
filed under: holidaze, photo


little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly

i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid

look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy

then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
“Noel Noel”

~little tree, by e.e. cummings

christmas time is here – vince guaraldi

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  • 1

    Comment by A Free Man

    16.12.2009 @ 00:27 am

    We put up a tree for the first time ever this year. I’m like the Grinch post-Whoville children songs.

  • 2

    Comment by lisa

    17.12.2009 @ 17:06 pm

    Your tree looks great!

  • 3

    Comment by Jen

    19.12.2009 @ 10:33 am

    @freeman awwww, you never put up a tree before? it’s a magical thing

    @lisa – thanks!

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