Saturday, 13 December 2014

Poem for the day, Santa Lucia

Today is Santa Lucia's special day. She is the patron saint of eyes so people will be going to ask her to protect their eye sight. Our eyes are our most precious jewels. No matter what the colour or shape they are it is the expression in them that makes them  beautiful.
 'The eyes are the windows to the soul', said William Shakespeare.
'The eyes are the mirror of the soul.' Paulo Coelho.
'The eyes are the lamp of the body.' Matthew 6.22-23

How often do you hear about a cold stare, a warm look. You notice straight away whether someone's smile reaches their eyes or not. The wrinkles that form around our eyes are called Laughter lines, that's what they are., not crow's feet , laughter lines, so be proud of them.

I have two poems for today that are really songs but the words are so lovely I'm going to write them here. One is about Irish eyes and was written in 1912, the other is a song from Naples. I think you can only see the links to you tube if you're on your computer.
I hope you enjoy them.
Oh yes children in Verona will be receiving presents today, they don't have to wait for Father Christmas.

When Irish eyes are smiling

When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, it's like a morn in Spring,
In the lilt of Irish laughter
you can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
Yes when Irish eyes are smiling
Sure they'll steel your heart away.



And now dedicated to Santa Lucia and please may she protect our eyes, here is a famous Italian song from Naples.



Santa Lucia

Sul mare luccica                      
L'astro d'argento;
placida è l'onda,
prospero il vento.
Venite all'agile
barchetta mia!
Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia

Con quest zeffiro
cosi soave
oh com'è bello
star sulla nave!
Su passaggeri,
venite via!
Santa Lucia
Santa Lucia

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