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Post by aradlaw » December 16th, 2017, 12:28 pm

When Christmas Comes by Virna Sheard (1865 - 1943).

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Virna Stanton was born in Cobourg, Ontario, the daughter of Elizabeth Butler Stanton and Eldridge Stanton, a photographer. Her brother Eldridge Stanton Jr. and his wife both died at Niagara Falls, in the Ice Bridge Disaster of 1912.
She published both novels and poetry collections during her life. Her papers were destroyed by her family after her death, apparently because they disapproved of her literary work. ( Wikipedia)
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For thee, my small one—trinkets and new toys,
The wine of life and all its keenest joys,
When Christmas comes.
For me, the broken playthings of the past
That in my folded hands I still hold fast,
When Christmas comes.

For thee, fair hopes of all that yet may be,
And tender dreams of sweetest mystery,
When Christmas comes.
For thee, the future in a golden haze,
For me, the memory of some bygone days,
When Christmas comes.

For thee, the things that lightly come and go,
For thee, the holly and the mistletoe,
When Christmas comes.
For me, the smiles that are akin to tears,
For me, the frost and snows of many years,
When Christmas comes.

For thee, the twinkling candles bright and gay,
For me, the purple shadows and the grey,
When Christmas comes.
For thee, the friends that greet thee at the door,
For me, the faces I shall see no more,
When Christmas comes.

But ah, for both of us the mystic star
That leadeth back to Bethlehem afar,
When Christmas comes.
For both of us the child they saw of old,
That evermore his mother's arms enfold,
When Christmas comes.

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Post by aradlaw » December 16th, 2017, 12:46 pm

Those that wish can read of the Niagara Ice Bridge Disaster of 1912 here.
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Post by aradlaw » December 18th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Thank you nighthawks, good first reading. :D
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Post by NemoR » December 18th, 2017, 3:44 pm

Hi Dave, what a beautifully melancholy poem!

Here is mine at 1:56 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/aradlaw/wh ... _128kb.mp3

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Post by aradlaw » December 18th, 2017, 3:55 pm

Thank you Nemo. :thumbs:
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Post by tovarisch » December 18th, 2017, 7:21 pm

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  • reality prompts me to scale down my reading, sorry to say
    to PLers: do correct my pronunciation please

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Post by aradlaw » December 19th, 2017, 6:30 am

Thank you tovarisch. :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 19th, 2017, 10:05 am

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Post by tovarisch » December 19th, 2017, 10:37 am

PL OK, David! :thumbs:
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Post by aradlaw » December 19th, 2017, 12:08 pm

Thank you Bruce. :thumbs:
Thanks for the PL tovarisch.
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Post by aradlaw » December 20th, 2017, 10:23 am

Thank you Erin. :thumbs:
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