Saturday, December 1, 2018

[little tree]


[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 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" 

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