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ğŸŽŠ Season Greetings from SoundEagle: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyful Holiday ğŸŽ„ğŸŽ…â›„


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Koch snowflakeOn this special day of
12 / 12 / 2012
Click here to contact SoundEagle SoundEagle shares a Special Poem and ❄ Snowflakes❅

I have a list of folks I know all written in a book,
And every year at Christmas time I go and take a look.
And that is when I realize that these names are of a part,
Not of the book in which they’re written, but of my very heart.

Each name stands for someone who has crossed my path sometime,
And in that meeting they’ve become the rhythm of the rhyme.
And while it sounds fantastic of me to make this claim,
I really feel that I’m composed of each remembered name.

And while you may not be aware of any special link,
Just meeting you has shaped my life more than you can think.
For once you’ve met somebody, those years they can’t erase,
The memories of a pleasant word or of a friendly face.

So never think that my Christmas greeting is just a mere routine,
Of names upon a Christmas list forgotten in between.
For when I send a Christmas greeting that is addressed to you,
It’s because you’re on that list of folks whom I am indebted to.

For I’m but a total of the many ones I’ve met,
And you happen to be one of those I prefer not to forget.
And whether I’ve known you for many years or few,
In some way you had a part in shaping things I do.

So every year when Christmas comes, I realize anew,
The biggest gift that life can give is meeting someone like you.
And may the spirit of Christmas that forever and ever endures,
Leave its richest blessings in the heart of you and yours.

Author is unknown or contested.
Many variations and adaptations exist.

ğŸŽ„ğŸŽŠMerry Christmas & Happy New Yearâ›„ğŸŽ…

All I Want for Christmas is Yew.
All I Want for New Year is Due.
All I Want for Dessert is Few.
All I Want for Desert is Dew.
All I Want for the Present is Cue.
All I Want for the Future is You.

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81 comments on “ğŸŽŠ Season Greetings from SoundEagle: Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyful Holiday ğŸŽ„ğŸŽ…â›„

  1. Those are beautiful seasons greetings, SoundEagle!

    In my own simple words I am sending just as much warmth and love to you as I received from your post. Thank you for being here! 🙂

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  6. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  7. A beautiful poem!!! Thank you … and thank you for your support during theis past year. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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    • Delighted by your comment and acknowledgement, 🦅SoundEagle looks forward to having more opportunities to interact with Jill at this multidisciplinary eyrie.

      May you realize with great satisfaction many of your resolutions and aspirations that you may have fashioned for the new year!

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    • ❅❆❅❆❅❆

      It is exactly one year since you last commented here! And it is definitely the time of the year for SoundEagle🦅 to gift and greet you with lovely and fluffy snowflakes, as seen at the very start of this comment.

      In particular, you are cordially invited back for another delightful visit to this post, which has been imparted with many eye-catching improvements, including an animation of falling pearl-like snowflakes commemorating the passing years from 2012 to the present!

      May this vastly improved post once again find you in good spirit whilst also wishing you all the best during the festive season and new year!

      In addition, SoundEagle🦅 would like to wish you not just a happy Boxing Day and a joyful Saint Stephen’s Day but also a joyous Kwanzaa from 26 December 2018 to 1 January 2019!

      May 2019 be better than 2018 for us, and may the new year be more memorable than the old for the right reasons!

      Yours sincerely,
      Rose GreetingჱܓSoundEagle🦅

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  8. Lovely words sir, may 2018 be your finest year yet!

    – Esme Cloud waving holly

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  9. A terrific poem, both in form and in sentiment. May your 2018 exceed your fondest hopes. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Cathleen. It is somewhat surprising that the excellent poem remains somewhat obscure. Perhaps its length could be hindering it from being used more widely. Even its origin cannot be determined precisely. Have you even encountered it elsewhere?

      Let’s hope that 2018 will exceed our expectations amicably, if not wildly. 🙂

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  10. Sorry I am just now reading my Christmas mail but am delighted I didn’t miss it. It certainly is a special greeting and I send my gratitude for such a sweet gift! Please accept my reply and best wishes for another year of joy to many and thanks to all for remembering that one who is a giver will be amazed to learn such gifts come back again to bless again on another day. Merry Christmas SoundEagle!

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    • Welcome, Marie! Thank you for recognizing how special the greeting is, and for your good wish and advice. May you continue to blog prolifically about whatever topics and matters that inspire or appeal to you! Happy New Year! 🙂

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  11. Seasons Greetings and a happy and successful 2018 to you.

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  12. A lovely poem for the season and every day. We are all formed by our experiences and those with whom we share our time. It’s a wonderful thing to remember. Happy New Year!

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  13. A beautiful post, my friend. Happy New Year! 💕

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  14. Thank you and the very best wishes for a prosperous New Year for us all, new direction for our living world and solutions to our global crises. I appreciate being a part of your blog as well. 😊

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  15. I came; I saw; I conquered. Ooops! I mean what a lovely post SoundEagle … Forgot where I was for a moment. lol

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  16. I hope you would spend this year with health and too much happiness, my earthling friend!

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  17. Meeting someone like me? Why thank you. 🙂
    Tell me, whose paintings are these? I love naïve art.

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  18. hope your 2018 is starting off well 🙂

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  19. Hi Craig,
    1. I know da-Al,
    2. Happy belated new year to you.
    3. You liked a comment I made on Sound Eagle’s blog. I wanted to come introduce myself. I blog at MostlyBlogging.com. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about. I also have blog parties.
    Janice

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    • Hello Janice

      Belated New Year greetings and best wishes to you also. I have just visited your blog, which seems to be a mine of useful information. At present I do not blog myself, but rather make occasional contributions to Soundeagle’s site. Three more of our collaborative efforts are due to be posted in the fairly near future.

      Warmest regards

      Craig

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  20. I don’t know if I can comment or not. Lately my comments have been blocked, but in case it works, thanks for this moving poem. Has five years really elapsed? It’s hard to believe. My very best to you!

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  21. Lovely poem!
    Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Joyful Holidays

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  22. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Thanks so very much … same to you and yours!! Only good tidings for the new year!! Peace …

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  23. Have a wonderful 2019! I see you are in a very festive mood, let’s try to keep that idea throughout the new year!!

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  24. Happy New Year! Wishing you a great 2019.

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  25. Happy New year SE, It’s been a pleasure seeing you here, and there. Warm regards—Jim

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  26. A beautiful and deeply meaningful poem, Sound Eagle.

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  27. Happy New year to you and your family.

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  28. Happy New Year Sound Eagle, all the best for 2019

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    • Thank you for visiting SoundEagle🦅. Since you are “a British-Australian scientist and expert in plants and trees, particularly the monitoring, management and utilisation of genetic, biological and ecosystem resources”, and have “discovered lost forests, championed to eliminate illegally logged timber in global supply chains”, SoundEagle🦅 is gifting you a pleasing landscape as the background image of this comment. One wonders if you can identify some of the trees and shrubs in the vegetation shown here.
      Happy New Year to Prof. Andy Lowe!

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  29. Have a wonderful year & All the best for an amazing blogging journey in 2019 🙂

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  30. Lovely. I hope your holidays were merry and bright, and that 2019 is your best year yet. 🙂

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  31. I gladly accept that greeting.
    Nicely said. All the best in 2019 and lots of good posts.
    Btw, I love naïve art. Good choice.

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  32. This was truly wonderful. I really felt like I was part of something bigger. Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! 😀

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  33. That’s a fine poem you have there! It seems to have a sort of meter to it. As you probably know, the most common meter in English is the iambic. So far I like the heroic mode of verse best, which consists of 10 syllables in iambic pentameter, with rhymes for every couplet. The following is a famous example:

    True wit is nature to advantage dressed,
    What oft was thought, though ne’er so well expressed. -Pope

    Some of the greatest English poets have used it, including Shakespeare and Pope, because it is the most suitable & elegant for the language.

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  34. Congratulations, SoundEagle!

    I have nomimated your blog for the Mystery Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at

    https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/mystery-blogger-award-thank-you-yaasotaa/

    And a happy 2019!

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  35. Warm and heart-felt … this poem glows. Thanks for sharing. And thank you for visiting my various JanBeek posts and leaving your calling card so I could find you. What a find!!

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  36. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Merry Festivus, Happy Hanukkah or Bah Humbug!

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  37. Soundeagle, apparently you are under the impression that WP is a writing workshop. Your harsh critique left at my post was not appreciated but since you seem to want frankness, my advice is to rely on your writing skills and skip the gimmicks.

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  38. Wish you also a very Happy 2020 and beyond, may it be all you wish for, thank you for your generous share of music and inspiration.. And thank you for your valued friendship over at Dreamwalker’s Sanctuary..
    Love and Peace in all you do..
    Sue 🙂

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  39. Happy New year and happy Christmas Dear!!❤️❣️

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  40. Thank you, “Sound Eagle.” I was amused at the winter, European theme of your Christmas message. Not many snowflakes in Australia at the moment!
    With metta,
    Bob

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    • ğŸŽ„ğŸŽŠ Happy New Year â›„ğŸŽ… to Dr Bob Rich

      Thank you very much for emailing me on 28 December 2019 the following:

      This is a Non-Christmas Card for You
      May EVERY DAY of your year be:
      full of MEANING and PURPOSE
      CONTENTMENT and JOY
      BEAUTY and HARMONY.
      Every day is special. Cherish it, treat it as if it might be the last day of this life for you.
      So, why am I sending this card NOW?
      Because lots of people intend kindness by sending me Christmas cards, and it’d be rude not to reply.
      Because it is as good a time as any.
      With best wishes, now and always,
      Bob Rich

      It is delightful that you have been thinking of SoundEagle🦅, your newly adopted son, who hereby wishes you the very best in your endeavours during 2020 as you make your new resolutions, and who detests summer heat and enjoys the 4Cs: Cool Climate Creature Comfort, the raison d’être for featuring the festive season’s greetings with plenty of animated snowflakes and the European theme, as you have astutely and amusedly observed as well as reported.

      Once again, Happy New Year to you and also Happy Perihelion on this Sunday 5th January 2020 at around 7:48 GMT when the Earth reaches at the point on its orbit at which it is at its closest to the Sun, where the distance from the Sun’s centre to Earth’s centre will be 147,091,144 km, as opposed to Aphelion (the furthest distance from the Sun) at 12:34 GMT on Saturday 4th July 2020 when the centre of the Earth will be 152,095,295 km from the centre of the Sun.

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  41. Thank you, Sound Eagle. You are certainly one in 7.6 billion.
    I wish for you safety from the bushfires, joy with your loved ones and the influence to cause good.
    🙂
    Bob

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  42. This is such a colorful post, with a very nice poem in it! It is a perfect way to start your year and to make others start like that! Awesome! Thank you for bringing light in me with your post 🙂

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  43. All the best for 2020. 🙂

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  44. Those are so beautiful and meaningful season greetings. Thanks a lot for you lovely wishes. I hope this Christmas brings joy and happiness to all of us.

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