Hear the sledges with the bells – Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle,tinkle,tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells –
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.
From The Bells by Edgar Allan Poe
Doesn’t that sound so whimsical? I hadn’t read this poem before and when I saw it on my Poem-A-Day calendar I thought how fun and how different from the other works of Poe that I’ve read. Ah, well, one quick search at Poets.org and I see that it’s not all fun and whimsy.
Anyway, I do like that stanza and it makes me smile. Know what else made me smile, a visit from St. Nikolaus. He stopped by our home and I got some of my favorite chocolate and some funky pens in all kinds of colors.
Not much new to talk about so I’ll get back to selecting my books for the Classics Challenge Booklogged has put forth. I’ll let you know what my choices will be soon.