Sunday, 23 December 2007
Every year in the UK the Queen makes a televised speech on Christmas Day. Many households watch ( many like ours completely ignore her, I'm afraid ) and many more fall asleep in the middle. This year the Queen and her Christmas Message will also be on You Tube, which is just asking for trouble. Next year she'll be wanting a skateboard.
Obviously, I couldn't possibly compete with Her Maj so I have chosen one of my favourite poems as my festive gift to Mogblog visitors. Along with some photos I took on a walk around the village and the woods this afternoon.
Putting Out The Ashes
A night such as we have never known,
millions of stars, shooting stars, a moon.
I stand and breathe the sky. It is breathing.
The supernatural light rests on the bin
freezing it to a palpable brilliant vase
from Greece perhaps, though it is packed with waste.
This is a marvellous spendthrift universe
a poet throwing off verse after verse.
Iain Chrichton Smith.
However you celebrate this marvellous universe, I hope you have a wonderful time.