Today's Beautiful Gem: `Christmas Everywhere' by Phillips Brooks

"Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
Christmas in lands of the fir-tree and pine,
Christmas in lands of palm-tree and wine,
Christmas where snow peaks stand solemn and white,
Christmas where cornfileds stand sunny and bright,
Christmas where children are hopeful and gay,
Christmas where old men are patient and gray,
Christmas where like a dove in his flight,
Broods o'er brave men in the thick of the fight;
Everywhere, everywhere, Christmas tonight!
For the Christ-child who comes is the Master of all;
No palace too great, no cottage too small."

Om Saantih! Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao