Friday, December 28, 2007


Hearth and fire be yours tonight, and all the dark outside...
Fair the night and kind on you, wherever you may bide.
And I'd be the sun upon your head, the wind about your face...
My love upon the path you tread and upon your wandering, peace.

Song and wine be ours tonight, and all the cold outside....
Peace and warmth be yours tonight, wherever you may bide.
And I'd be the sun upon your head, the wind about your face...
My love upon the path you tread and upon your wandering, peace.

Hearth and fire be ours tonight, and the wind in the birches bare...
O that the wind we hear tonight would find you well and fair.
And I'd be the sun upon your head, the wind about your face...
My love upon the path you tread and upon your wandering, peace.

- Gordon Bok


My parents used to sing this folk song to me.... One of my all-time favorites. I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas, and I dedicate this song to you, dear friends, for the new year!
I probably won't post again until after New Years because Sir Laughsalot is home from school and I want to cherish these warm and cozy days with him.

Warmest wishes for the New Year.........

24 comments:

photowannabe said...

That's a beautiful blessin Blue...thank you.
Christmas was wonderful this year. I so enjoyed family and friends.
You are so right to cherish and use your time with Sir Laughsalot. Time flies by too fast, don't miss the moments.
See you next year.
Sue

kirsten said...

Beautiful lyrics, Blue! Thank you for sharing.

Enjoy your days with Laughsalot. :o)

Christianne said...

Happy new year to you, too, Blue. And my posts have been slow, as well. I hope you have a lovely few days with Sir Laughsalot . . . and I meant to tell you how much I enjoyed hearing your voice in the song you posted a few days ago. Thank you for the treat!

brandy said...

Happiest and hopefulest of New Year's to you!

kenju said...

Happy New Year! I love that photo. It reminds me of my great grandparents' home.

June said...

Thanks for the song. It's beautiful. Enjoy your time with SLA!

backpakker said...

Happy new year -thank you so much for the song

backpakker said...

thanks for the wishes..a very happy new year to you

Beth said...

What lovely lyrics--you are blessed to have had your parents singing that to you. (And a lovely photo, too!) A Happy New Year to you, too, and to your family!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Bluemountain Mama, I like really this lyrics, with heart and fire....Thanks for the words..

I wish You a Happy and Creative 2008, Look at my Happy fireworks and wishes. See my blog:)

David John Caswell said...

Dear Bluemountain Mama,
What a magical site you have. Thoroughly enjoyed browsing while listening to the lovely music.
Love and best wishes,
David.

Moi said...

cherish the beautiful times spent with sirlaughsalot, blue .... :)

Rowdy said...

Beautiful song. And I wish you and your family a wonderful year ahead. Have a great, joyous new year. :)

Ash said...

Happy New Year!!! Have a wonderful 2008 :-)

Kalyan said...

lovely words, poem & the photo....Here's wishing u and ur dear ones also a wonderful year ahead!

bluemountainmama said...

thank you, david.... glad you enjoyed your visit! :)

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

Happy New Year!

Anna said...

Happy New Year! I love your pictures they show me something so completely different from where I live. Happy 2008 hope you're doing well! Did you talk to Motherskylark over the holidays?

Elise said...

Those lyrics are absolutely beautiful! You cherish these warm and cozy days with your little guy - I'm off to do the same with mine! :)
(((hugs)))

colleen said...

The words to the song weave an enchanting feeling. I can only imaging it sweetly sung.

Here we go into 2008/1

Anna said...

I love Sufjan Stevens. I hope that you are having a good start to 2008!

Take care!

Mike said...

Happy New Year! I love the picture.

Mike

dintoons said...

a very sweet and warm blessng indeed!

dear bluemountainmama, wishing you a fantastic new year 2008! thanks for each of your wonderfully creative posts, inspirations and encouraging comments! and hope to see lots more of your uniquely creative stuff in this brand new year ahead!!

take care, love n peace, and do keep posting, creating and sharing, my friend!! ^_^

L.L. Barkat said...

Yes, we've got to preserve those special moments of family time! I hope Sir Laughsalot drinks it in.

As for the folk song, how precious. If I knew the tune, I'd sing it to my little ones.