If you’re anything like us, you’re eating Christmas cookies like it’s a well-paying job and dancing in the kitchen to ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ this week. Amid all the revelry, it can be nice to take a quiet moment to reflect on the season.
These two poems are equal parts celebration and peaceful meditation on what makes this time of year so meaningful to so many.
From our house to yours, we wish you the happiest of holidays filled with warmth, hope, peace… and yes, cookies and dancing.
you are more like a flower
because you smell so sweetly
only don’t be afraid
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy
oh but you’ll be very proud
A blood-red orange, sets again.
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.
The colder countries round the door.
Its frosty pepper up my nose.
Top image courtesy of Debby Hudson/Unsplash.
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