Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and share with you this poem by Frank Ockert:


It's Christmas time, I'm sure you know,
The way we all are on the go
There really is no need for me to say;
But, none the less, I wish to you,
In spite of all there is to do,
A little peace, at least on Christmas Day.

When all the cards are in the mail,
Though, if like me, you'll no doubt fail
To remember some to whom you should have sent;
When all the gifts are wrapped and tied
And those you love are all inside
I will suggest how a moment might be spent.

Just find yourself a quiet spot
And read again, if you've forgot,
How angels sang of peace to all mankind;
Then breathe a simple prayer for peace,
Just for yourself, it will not cease
To bless your heart and calm your troubled mind.

Then, as you close your tired eyes,
Direct your last thoughts to the skies
And sense the love of God that comes your way;
His love will bring sweet quietness
And those you love His name will bless
To see His peace, in you, on Christmas Day.


  1. Merry Christmas to you, too, Hank.

  2. What a beautiful poem, a perfect reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. May God bless you and your family.

  3. Good Morning Hank: Liza and John's Garden enjoyed our visit to your garden. you have done a great job on the blog.

    Merry Christmas to all of you at Hank's Garden and Happy New Year.

    Have a great day,

  4. A lovely poem. Merry Christmas to you, as well. :)

  5. Just a lovely poem Hank. Merry Christmas to you.

  6. Hank and Susan, Merry Christmas. Thank you for the poem. Have a great gardening New Year.

  7. Hello Hank,

    This is my first visit to your blog. I found you on Blotanical. Your garden was just so beautiful this year. The area with the pansies and marigolds was just so colorful. We grow pansies during the winter months here in Arizona. The photo of your winter garden was interesting to me with the piles of mulch(?). We do not need to winterize our gardens here, but I do find it very interesting how people garden in different areas. I look forward to reading your future posts.

    Noelle (azplantlady)