“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It Goes On.”
Robert Frost

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

The beautiful image and poem below were taken from the
1985 "Ideals Christmas" issue. The name of the image below is
"The Wonder of Christmas" by Three Lions. My mother collected
these magazines over the years and I inherited them from her.

They are tucked away in a safe place, but every now and then I will take them out and look through them.  I just came across the poem and image the other day and loved both so much that I wanted to share them with you.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. ~~ Diane

To a Christmas Tree

Heaven twinkles where you stand
with the snow-drift in your hand
interweaving myriad charms
as you cradle in your arms,--
here a bauble -- there a gem --
little stars of Bethlehem!

Wistful now, and wonder-wise,
children stand with lifted eyes
gazing on your fair festoons
of gossamer and magic moons,
singing birds and swaying bells,
marshmallows and caramels,
and every kind of fairy thing
that ornaments imagining.

Yuletide must be bare indeed
for him who feels no inner need
of elfin dreams and elfin drums
every year when Christmas comes.
He hears no goblin trumpets blow.
For him in vain the baubles glow
who is so blind he cannot see
beauty in a Christmas tree.

Mona Dale 


  1. This is absolutely adorable - the poem and the picture both!!

  2. The poem and the photo are beautiful. And I love your Christmas header!

  3. Lovely words and sweet picture, thank you so much for sharing them. I agree with plowing through life re your header.

  4. Dear Diane - such a beautiful picture and poem. I so enjoy those old Ideals...they are a real delight. Hope you are enjoying the start to the Christmas festivities. Take care - hugs!

  5. This is so touching Diane! Thanks so much for sharing this! I love the image too! You know, every night before Christmas, I look out my window this way. I still hope to see Santa ;o)
    By the way, thank you for the kind words on my blog ;o)
    Much love xoxoxo

  6. Those would be so lovely to look through. What a treasure!

  7. And to the sounds of the piano, I gently type this response. The poem, the ambience, the magic of a wondrous child, a loving dog and a beautiful Christmas tree.

    Thank you,

    Gary :)

  8. Great poem and very cute image. Tis the season! :) And I like your holiday themed header as well!

  9. SO glad you pulled them out and shared ~ lovely .
    The background music is also lovely , so soothing.


Thank you for leaving a comment! I do read them all and will try to respond if I'm able. Please know that all comments are appreciated, I love to hear your thoughts on my posts! ~ Diane