Happy holidays to you and yours!
A wish for days of laughter, love, and pleasure.
Perhaps your lives could profit from the pause.
Perhaps you'll use the time to count your treasure.
Years of holidays enrich the heart,
Holding memories that do not fade.
Old times blend with new through homespun art,
Long savored as the rituals are replayed.
In holidays the generations meet.
Departed souls take once again their places,
Alive as once again the words repeat,
Yielding galleries of once-grieved faces
Singing with us, indistinct but sweet.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Video and Audio Music: Carol of the Bells. .MP3 by Quincas Moreira. Music free to use at YouTube.