Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas 2013

Friends and Family,

We are sending you our Christmas greetings from Nyon Switzerland with a video e-card, which we posted on YouTube, here.

The poem is also included below.  Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday,

Ed & Shirley

Christmas 2013

Photo © Copyright 2013, C. L. Happ, All Rights Reserved

It is
one of a dozen words
she has learned
before her second year,
"up" she says with the sign
of two arms stretched
into the gathering in
that I the occasional grand-pa
have been entrusted
"up", she says with an urgency
of wanting to be held
"up" to see a world below
from a high branch
in an ancient tree
"up" to spark a love
that would defend against
all manner of monster
"up" to remind me what
a simple holding creates
the bond on which
we rest, the hands
that will not let us fall.

Poem © Copyright 2013, E. G. Happ, All Rights Reserved