Saturday, December 23, 2017

Christmas 2017

Dear Friends and Family,

We are sending you our Christmas greetings from Ann Arbor, MI, USA 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


This day of omens
brought out everyone
to the fields, squares and beaches,
to where the horizon and its sky
filled our eyes like panorama photos;
we were ready to see
with our magic glasses and cardboard contraptions,
even colanders--
anything with a narrowing opening,
a blocking of all that would intrude on our retinas,
to a singular vision,
this silhouette
of one orb crossing another--
all that we do to see something we understand
comes only once or twice across our years
and we are ready,
with awe and a sense 
that this time is one to pay more attention
than any other.  

23 Dec 17
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Poem © Copyright 2017, E. G. Happ, All Rights Reserved.
Photos © Copyright 2017, Time, Reuters, National Geographic, Universe Today and Shirley Chen, All Rights Reserved