Sunday, 21 December 2014

Poem for the day by Anon

Have you noticed how many poems there are by Anon? They are often very good, Anon seems almost as popular as Shakespeare when it comes to quick and easy quotes.

Here is a very nice happy Christmas verse by Anon which will fill you with goodwill and cheer.

Now Christmas is come,
Let us beat up the drum,
And call all our neighbours together,
And when they appear,
Let us make them such cheer
As will keep out the wind and the weather.

Today I played the Christmas Cd which I bought on my one and only visit to New York. There is a picture on the cover that is of a painting of the ice rink at the Rockefeller centre. It is surely a wonderful place, filled with a sense of magic and wonder where you can imagine that if you make a wish your dreams will come true.
There is a plaque with an inscription written by John D.Rockefeller (1839 - 1937) with a long list of what he believed in. The first line inspired a film with Will Smith:

I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Then there is the last line which is what we all need to remember every day.

I believe that love is the greatest thing in the world, that it alone can overcome hate, that right can and will triumph over might.

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