Showing posts from December, 2012

Some Christmas Poems I Like

This first one is poignant because of what must be happening with holy family at the time the maid is recalling... more than thirty years after Bethlehem: The Maid-Servant At The Inn "It's queer," she said; "I see the light
 As plain as I beheld it then,
 All silver-like and calm and bright- We've not had stars like that again!

 "And she was such a gentle thing To birth a baby in the cold.
 The barn was dark and frightening-
 This new one's better than the old.

Remembering a Children's Icon

In the wake of the senseless killing of the twenty children and their six teachers in Newton, Connecticut last week, there is some traction in the on-line world remembering the nation's unofficial children's pastor, the late Fred Rogers of the multi-decade television show, Mister Roger's Neighbourhood . Sometimes the object of jokes and parody, the fact remains that he was something of an icon of children's education and entertainment. His show lasted more than thirty years (1968-2001), and his gentle and patient persona affirmed and influenced generations of children.