Effie Lee Newsome, "Cantabile" (1925)
to make the Christmas bright,
Green cedar gives a spicy smell
On Christmas eve at night.
Green candles wear a joyous look,
Each with its golden light.
Good holly, cedars,
Come Christmas sprite!
Come Christmas fay!
You've never known a brighter day
For joining childhood in its play!
Published in The Crisis, December 1925