The year saves hoarfrost like a favorite dress

for winter's annual birthday party.

Ice, warm-hearted for once,

strokes every branch

and gift-wraps every bush.

Who needs tinsel on the day

when the whole world is a Christmas tree?

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.