Love all lovely
Love came down
by Christina Rossetti
Other lovely poems by Ms. Rossetti
are posted in this link here
for someone special?
Happy Holidays to you!
(also known as ~ Love Came Down at Christmas)
Memoir and Notes by William Michael Rossetti (1904), page 159
Love came down at Christmas,
Love all lovely, Love Divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Star and Angels gave the sign.
Worship we the Godhead,
Love Incarnate, Love Divine;
Worship we our Jesus:
But wherewith for sacred sign?
Love shall be our token,
Love be yours and love be mine,
Love to God and all men,
Love for plea and gift and sign.
I had heard this poem before in a shortened version,
thus I used it in the titles of
these last four weeks’ Sunday blog postings.
In reality I have just found the poet,
|Our Italian Nativity this year: though not seeing most of the figurines’ faces, making Baby Jesus’ the most relevant.|
Ms. Rossetti wrote many poems about Advent, about Christmas
and Jesus’ birth…
I have just scratched the surface
for you and for me!
Do enjoy her works;
they point to our Saviour!
Please find many of her poem-carols at:
I have been thinking about all that is lovely, all that is ethereal…
On our trip to visit family and friends
this week over Thanksgiving,
my longest-known best friend Janet,
her daughter Sara, and I
went Geo Caching out at a water reservoir
in Auburn, California.
Even with only being 1/3 full,
the water and surrounding countryside
A family was there and their dog chased a ball
into the water
over and over, bounding out
with unbridled enthusiasm.
Here, he is resting between his trips into the lake
to retrieve his
|Sara with the gecko she found in the first geo cache.|
|Janet signing the geo cache log.|
What are your
favorite angel quotes?
my garden lady yesterday,
looking rather spooky…
I thought today that I would
share our resin
which lives out front
in the planter bed
|Eden with a second blooming here in the fall!|
Please share your favorite
with all of us here!