HAPPY HOLIDAYS

With 2021 coming to an end, I wish you all the best in the new year and would like to share a short holiday greeting video, followed by a poem to capture the spirit of the season, written by 19th-Century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, entitled ‘The Meeting‘.

Peace Love and Joy

The Meeting

After so long an absence

At last we meet again:

Does the meeting give us pleasure,

Or does it give us pain?

The tree of life has been shaken,

And but few of us linger now,

Like the Prophet’s two or three berries

In the top of the uppermost bough.

We cordially greet each other

In the old, familiar tone;

And we think, though we do not say it,

How old and gray he is grown!

We speak of a Merry Christmas

And many a Happy New Year;

But each in his heart is thinking

Of those that are not here.

We speak of friends and their fortunes,

And of what they did and said,

Till the dead alone seem living,

And the living alone seem dead.

And at last we hardly distinguish

Between the ghosts and the guests;

And a mist and shadow of sadness

Steals over our merriest jests.

Published by Maddalena Di Gregorio

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in” Robert L. Stevenson

One thought on “HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  1. Thank you my Darlin friend…wonderful Poem …wonderful wishes…to you and your loved ones a Happy Healthy Christmas and a Old Fashioned New Year xoxoxoxo thank you for calling wonderful to hear your voice…will talk soon xoxoxoxoxo stay warm xoxoxo

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