Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 8

Little Tree
poem by e.e. cummings, set to music by Eric Whitacre
and performed by the BYU Choirs

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"

"Be of love a little more careful than of anything."
--e.e. cummings

1 comment:

Nan Sheppard said...

Just lovely!! I keep forgetting to come over and listen :(

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