White Christmas

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Yesterday it snowed! I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am about it! The last few winters here have been pretty mild, which has really made me miss the fluffy white stuff. I spent most of the day bundled up, consuming warm beverages and yummy food, while walking around the Leeds Christmas Market with friends. I really hope we get one more good snow before Christmas. It makes the season all the more special. 

To get you feeling a bit more Christmasy, here is one of my favorite poems:

 

[little tree]


By E.E. Cummings

little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see       i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly

i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don't be afraid

look       the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold and the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms
and i'll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won't be a single place dark or unhappy

then when you're quite dressed
you'll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they'll stare!
oh but you'll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we'll dance and sing
"Noel Noel"