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IN A CHRISTMAS LETTER.

Sarah O. Jewett.

We are so close together
   Though you are far away,
God bless my darling and keep her safe,
   I whisper when I pray;
Dear friend, we are each others now,
   And it is Christmas day.

The sun will shine in your face and mine,
And the wind will bring me word,
And you and I will know all day
That our hearts are strangely stirred -
Just now I almost saw your face,
And when you spoke I heard.

On Christmas Day, in the morning,
   My dear, I thought of you,
And I said, I have no better gift
   Than a friend so dear and true;
A love that is mine to the end of time,
   And will last my whole life through.

NOTE
"In a Christmas Letter" appeared in The American (1:167) [a weekly journal], Philadelphia, December 25, 1880.

Edited by Terry Heller, Coe College.


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