Merry Christmas

25 12 2014

Gaia and Cassidy Rain, McKenna Peak and Temple Butte

Take Time to See

It seems so hard to understand.
As I look out across the land
That all I view belongs to me.
I ought to take more time to see!

The distant hills and mountains high
The rolling clouds and bright blue sky.
No one can take these views from me
As long as I have eyes to see.

A timid deer with haunting look
Who stands refreshed by yonder brook
Knows not that he belongs to me.
Oh, what a thrilling sight to see!

The song of birds so gay and clear
That fill the morning air with cheer.
And fragrant flowers of every hue
That stand erect bedecked with dew.
All these and more belong to me
If I but use my eyes to see.

When evening shadows gather nigh
And twinkling stars light up the sky
I hear my master say to me
“I made it all for you to see.”
My heart grows warm with faith and pride
To know that he is by my side.

~ Ray F. Zaner


This poem is printed in the Leanin’ Tree Christmas card sent to me from my parents, and it so perfectly captures the love we feel for America’s wild horses and burros that I wanted to share it with all of you on this special day.

Very merry Christmas to each of you. Thank you for all the ways in which you support mustangs and burros.

May the magic of wild creatures and wild places bless you every single day.



6 responses

25 12 2014
Kathryn Wilder

Thank you for all the words and photos of the wild you’ve given us this year. Such great gifts, as are you :-).

25 12 2014

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and your family TJ!! Thank you for sharing the wild horses with those of us who can’t be out there regularly to see them for ourselves.

25 12 2014

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Such a beautiful and meaningful poem.

25 12 2014
Karen Schmiede

Merry Christmas, TJ. I hope that God blesses all creatures and humans with a good peacefull year.

27 12 2014

Ditto that, Karen! Thank you all!

28 12 2014

What a beautiful poem – I printed it so we can reread any time. Thank for sharing. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Our babies are all well. Vern is making good progress after his knee replacement surgery and my knee replacement is scheduled for the end of January . Take care,

Vern and Jeri

Sent from my iPad


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