Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas 2014

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 text and photo appear below.  Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday,

Ed & Shirley

Lac Leman, Nyon, CH
Photo © Copyright 2014, Shirley Chen, All Rights Reserved

In the valley of the grey cloud
that lay so close in winter
it narrows the horizon
as if this earth were squinting;
all the views and analyses
are smaller
and this place is all there is,
an Eden from which ventures
have not yet begun.

The word comes from afar
that a child is born;
He, as all before him,
who cannot even see
over the edge of his crib,
waits for the wise
to peer over this horizon
and speak of gifts,
sun and sand
from where the journey came
to where his journey soon will go.

There is a hint of blue
around the edge
of this fluff of mist,
and as our steps crest the hill,
light blinds us from afar.

Poem © Copyright 2014, E. G. Happ, All Rights Reserved