Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Words of Old at Christmastime: Christmas Greeting from a Fairy to a Child by Lewis Carroll

LADY dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say---
Gentle children, whom we love---
Long ago, on Christmas-Day,
Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again---
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must child-like be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
 
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide.

Thus forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year!

~Lewis Carroll

Published 1884




Below is a special holiday treat from Germany, 
by composer and Lewis Carroll fan Carson Braun.


6 comments:

  1. I love this! I love fairies and I always loved this poem. The Christmas piece is wonderful.

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    1. :) I just floated away with the music interpretation. So lovely too.

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  3. This was an excellent choice Sharon. Thanks for sharing.
    Yvonne.

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