Saturday, December 22, 2007

A Christmas Poem

A Child My Choice

Let folly praise that fancy love, I praise and love that Child
Whose heart no thought, whose tongue no word, whose hand no deed defiled.
I praise him most, I love him best, all praise and love is his;
While him I love, in him I live, and cannot live amiss.
Love's sweetest mark, laud's highest theme, man's most desired light,
To love him life, to leave him death, to live in him delight.
He mine by gift, I his by debt, thus each to other due,
First friend he was, best friend he is, all times will try him true.

---Robert Southwell

(And just 'cause I can't say it enough...Merry Christmas!)

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