The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Wreaths

Words: Carolyn Hillman
Vocal Recording: MP3 / OGG

Source: William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. (1878–1962).  Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.  1922.
Located at Bartleby.com: Wreaths,
http://www.bartleby.com/272/38.html
Accessed November 16, 2006

RED wreaths    
Hang in my neighbor’s window,    
Green wreaths in my own.    
On this day I lost my husband.    
On this day you lost your boy.
On this day    
Christ was born.    
Red wreaths,    
Green wreaths    
Hang in Our Windows
Red for a bleeding heart,    
Green for grave grass.    
Mary, mother of Jesus,    
Look down and comfort us.    
You too knew passion;
You too knew pain.    
Comfort us,    
Who are not brides of God,    
Nor bore God.    
On Christmas day
Hang wreaths,    
Red for new pain.    
Green for spent passion.

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