Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Morning Poetry


Wintersong

The lake is frozen over
The trees are white with snow
And all around
Reminders of you
Are everywhere I go

It's late and morning's in no hurry
But sleep won't set me free
I lie awake and try to recall
How your body felt beside me
When silence gets too hard to handle
And the night too long

And this is how I see you
In the snow on Christmas morning
Love and happiness surround you
As you throw your arms up to the sky
I keep this moment by and by

Oh I miss you now, my love
Merry Christmas, merry Christmas,
Merry Christmas, my love

Sense of joy fills the air
And I daydream and I stare
Up at the tree and I see
Your star up there

And this is how I see you
In the snow on Christmas morning
Love and happiness surround you
As you throw your arms up to the sky
I keep this moment by and by
~ Pierre Marchand & Sarah McLachlan



The picture was taken between 1910 and 1915 by an unknown photographer. It belongs to the Library of Congress and is available here. Listen.

17 comments:

Kamana said...

i love your sunday poems and look forward to them

Andrea said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
andrea

S. Etole said...

Lots of emotion reaching out of this.

Patti said...

Love it, the song, and Sarah M! I even have the cd and am pretty sure the song is on my playlist and if it's not, it will be! I love how songs are the ultimate poems! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is one of my favorite holiday songs. Thank you for reminding me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZwI5wXU1z4

Mrs. E said...

Dandy at Spontaneous Clapping sent me that CD. I love it! What a voice, what a song!! Merry! Merry to you!

Marilyn said...

A lovely poem and picture. Happy holidays!

Rita said...

When I think of Christmas, I think of you and your family visiting in the past. It's been a long time since we spent a Christmas together. Maybe one of these days it will happen again. I hope Christmas will be very special for you this year! I love you and think of you often.

Suz said...

I like that you like words
beautiful words
and beautiful music too

Jeanne said...

Beautiful
Thanks for your visit and kind words
Love Jeanne♥

Gigi said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Sigh. xo

Gillian said...

Awww....gorgeous. And that photo, is bliss. xoxo

ELK said...

one of my favorites singers...i enjoyed reading the poem before hearing it...i am so glad to visit today my friend, you have such special posts

gkgirl said...

ahhhhhh...
i heart sarah...

xo

spread your wings said...

i do love the lyrics and to hear her sing it is so beautiful

Ruth said...

Pretty, and I love the photo, a lot.

Jaime said...

This is my favourite favourite Christmas song...makes me feel a wee bit sad, but I love the emotion it evokes. I started to read the words here and got all goosebumpy.

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