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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

16th December

 There are 9 days until Christmas


The Christmas Tree
by John Walsh

They chopped her down in some far wood

A week ago,

Shook from her dark green spikes her load

Of gathered snow,

And brought her home at last, to be

Our Christmas Show.

A week she shone, sprinkled with lamps

And fairy frost;

Now, with her boughs all stripped, her lights

And spangles lost,

Out in the garden there, leaning

On a broken post,


She sighs gently ... Can it be

She longs to go 

Back to that far-off wood, where green

And wild things grow?

Back to her dark green sisters, standing

In wind and snow?