Thursday 12 December 2019

Christmas Long Ago



Frosty days and ice-still nights,
Fir trees trimmed with tiny lights,
Sound of sleigh bells in the snow,
That was Christmas long ago.

Tykes on sleds and shouts of glee,
Icy-window filigree,
Sugarplums and candle glow,
Part of Christmas long ago.

Footsteps stealthy on the stair,
Sweet-voiced carols in the air,
Stocking hanging in a row,
Tell of Christmas long ago.

Starry nights so still and blue,
Good friends calling out to you,
Life, so fact, will always slow…
For dreams of Christmas long ago.

BY: Jo Geis


15 comments:

  1. How lovely! I assume you're the poet. :-)

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  2. Hi Jo-Anne - I remember my South African Christmases ... at least it was warm ... usually too hot - but certainly different ... and this was fun to see and read - cheers Hilary

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  3. I can't imagine Christmas in shorts by the bar-b-que. That would be so strange to me, even though we have places in the southern United States where they have Santa's in shorts. I'm a snow girl! :)

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  4. Thanks for trying to help me get in the spirit... just not feeling it yet.

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  5. Love our Christmas hot, doesn't seem like Christmas unless it is.

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  6. That poem really captures the spirit of the season.

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  7. Beautiful Christmas poem. Reading it, I can feel that Christmas is here!

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  9. Sandie.....Me too

    Kea.......It is lovelyf

    Hilary......I'm pleased you liked it

    Rita.......It's what I am used to

    Chris.....Same here

    Margaret........Hot is the norm for me

    Karen......That it does

    Nancy....Thank you

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