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Monday, December 19, 2005

A Selection of Yuletide Poems

Solstice
By Danielle Frézier

On the longest night
A glimmer of light

On the darkest scope
A glimmer of hope

Over a merry feast
A glimmer of peace.

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Christmas Morn
By Hunter Cole

Just asleep
(Up all night playing Santa’s
Handy elf).

“Mommy! Daddy! Wake up!
Santa’s been here!”

“There are reindeer prints in the snow!
Rudolph got tired of waiting on the roof
‘Cause Santa put so much under the tree!”

Little feet make big noise
Running down the stairs.

We hear the squeals of delight
As they see the bounty.
“At least we remembered the batteries this year.”

Cats pouncing in paper
Children pouncing on toys
Hot chocolate for breakfast.

Now we pack the car
With pies and playing cards and books
To visit the local senior home;
The kids’ turn to be Santa’s elves.


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Midnight Mass
By Brenda Braene

Everything sparkles
The enormous trees on each side
of the altar
are decorated with angels and doves.

So many people
we only see once a year
packed into pews
like well-dressed dolls in a box.

One sister sneezes
another scolds.
I am eight
and want to be home.

I don’t want to miss Santa.
I put out his plate of cookies
before we left
just in case.

After all, he has a lot to do tonight.

Lovely carols
“Peace be with you”
Holding my sisters’ hands
As we sing walking home through the snow.



Brenda Braene’s blog is Poet Meets Muse, and she shares a website, The Three Braenes, with Bridget and Beatrix Braene. The three share a love of Jane Austen’s life and works. She has been previously published by Circadian Poems.

Hunter Cole loves the Maine woods. His first published poem was here at Circadian on Thanksgiving.

Danielle Frézier is at her best in the moonlight. She does not have a website . . .yet. She was previously published by Circadian Poems on Halloween and Thanksgiving.


Circadian Poems wishes you a peaceful and joyful holiday. We are on a break, and will return on January 2, 2006.

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2 Comments:

  • At 12:36 AM, Blogger celestial elf said…

    Nice Poetry :D
    Here is my alternate version of The Night Before Christmas …
    I wrote this poem to reconnect with the ancient spirit and origins of yuletide and of Odin...
    and then filmed it in SL
    The Night Before Christmas Or Yuletide or such…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJLiLa7G5Ig

    bright blessings
    celestial elf ~

     
  • At 12:37 AM, Blogger celestial elf said…

    Nice Poetry :D
    You might like my alternate version of The Night Before Christmas …
    I wrote this poem to reconnect with the ancient spirit and origins of yuletide and of Odin...
    and then filmed it in SL
    The Night Before Christmas Or Yuletide or such…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJLiLa7G5Ig

    bright blessings
    celestial elf ~

     

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