December 24, 2008
Merwin: A Very Merry Christmas
By John Merwin & Joe Cermele
Our local streams and lakes are locked in ice, and deep snow
covers the pines and spruces outside my window. Two cats are curled
quietly sleeping in front of the woodstove. There's a wreath on the
door. The tree is trimmed and sparkling in the living room. Welcome to
Christmas eve in Vermont.
Family smiles and joyous wishes brighten these short winter
days. We'll take some time, too, in wishing devoutly for peace on
earth and good will toward men--especially those who fish!
Merry Christmas to all of you....