Saturday, 22 December 2012

Red Christmas

Outside -- 

cold wind rattles glass windows 
maple trees are bare of leaves 
               & snowdrops 

Inside -- 

presents still unwrapped 
Christmas carols waft with herbs 
              & fragrant fruits  

Under -- 

neath the sheets, 
I snuggle to read words - past, present 
             & possibilities 

the morning 
gifts rebirth, joyful and bright as red 
            (&) poinsettias



Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Poetics of Presents/ce ~ Hosted by Karin Gustafson 
Wishing you a bright Holiday & Blessed Christmas ~  
Thanks for all the gifts of encouragement and support for the year ~ 

Red poinsettias here, white blooms in my other blog.

Picture credit @ Scarlet Verses

56 comments:

  1. Just the sight of christmas all around is surely a present to be found! Hope your day is well and holidays swell.

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    1. These poinsettias make it bright and cheery ~

      Thanks Pat for your visit and cheers ~

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  2. Ahh.... another lovely one Grace. The texture in this is lovely, the smell of herbs, fruits,...snuggling under the sheets.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you have a wonderful time.

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    1. Can you tell I will be cooking and baking the next few days ~

      Thank you Bren ~

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  3. I still have presents to wrap, too... I'm such a procrastinator. You surprised me with what you were doing under the sheets.LOL

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Grace.

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    1. Same here, to the point my daughter has sneakily seen the gifts ~

      Thank you Laurie ~

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  4. smiles...it's lovely to snuggle up inside when the wind blows..reading for me is a present in itself...wishing you a wonderful christmas time grace

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    1. Yes, the same for me ~

      Thank you Claudia ~

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  5. love the attention to detail in this grace...the sounds running through from the rattling to the carols...and a good snuggle is not a bad thing at all...smiles. merry christmas grace...you are a gift yourself..

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    1. And your lovely comments are gifts to read ~

      Thank you Brian for making this year a memorable one for me ~

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  6. Sounds like a very peaceful household. Lovely. k.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely prompt K ~

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  7. Lovely dreamy write of the joys of Christmas.

    Love poinsettias - but have little skills in keeping them alive. One day I will discover the secret of how to.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Anna :o]

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    1. I don't have a green thumb either but these blooms are very pretty ~

      Thanks Anna ~

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  8. Gorgeous poem, Grace. Merry Christmas to you!

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  9. (I read this under the sheets,) i love the reference to the cold wind outside while you were snuggly and warm and the humble herb and fruit..and the reference to each day, a rebirth...thanks..

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    1. Thank you for the reading ~ Smiles ~

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  10. Such a wonderful sense of being there with you in this piece--I am still wrapping as well! Happy Holidays to you Grace.

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    1. Aren't we all doing last minute wrapping..ha..ha...

      Thank you Audrey ~

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  11. There is a wonderful presence that invades this, Grace. What you describe outside is exactly what I'm looking at out of my window.

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    1. I don't think we are having a white Christmas Victoria ~

      Thank you ~

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  12. the enchanting contrast between inside and outside...

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    1. Hi Dezzy ~ Looking forward to your fun blog on Christmas ~

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    2. it will be hot, I had to take a cold shower while creating the post :)

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  13. The sights and sounds of Christmas stay with us always. And the scents take us back there throughout the years. Nicely said.

    I'm off blogger till after the Holidays. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Anne ~

      Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas ~

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  14. Ah, joyful and bright as red as poinsettias..beautifully expressed!

    Grace, I wish you a very bright and beautiful Christmas this year!

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    1. Thank you Mary ~ Have a lovely Christmas too ~

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  15. very lovely and warm... wonderful work.
    Merry Christmas!

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  16. This is so beautiful and has me perfectly in the Christmas mood Heaven, absolutely wonderful writing as usual.

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  17. I feel all Christmasy now, lovely, thank you.

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  18. LOVE this festive, holiday piece. You have warmed me this cool evening.

    http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2012/12/22/a-gift/

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  19. Reading possibilities is not a bad idea...
    Thank you, Grace, a very nice Christmas poem, it was difficult to focus on it though with all these photographs of wonderful possibilities :-)

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  20. i love that... "past, present & possibilities"

    wishing you a very merry Christmas, Heaven!

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  21. Love the form in which you presented your poem and the words within that form ☺
    Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years.

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  22. Red poinsettias to usher in the festive spirit. Such a wonderful feeling. Merry Christmas, Grace! Thanks for connecting through this year!

    Hank

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  23. Fantastic Christmas poem. The description really really sets the holiday mood.

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  24. Love the first stanza ~ we'll be seeing snowdrops soon ~ Seasons Greetings :)

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  25. fantastic response. Love the attention to nature here, each building upon the previous very nicely. Merry Christmas.

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  26. Yes. Just yes. Maybe after the new year I could give you a more detailed reading, but for now I will just dwell inside of this and touch the red poinsettias!

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  27. Lovely, can just picture it...hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  28. To me the red given is the baby - my baby - born. Christ. That is what we celebrate at Christmas. I wish you and your family a merry one!

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    •。★Christmas★ 。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚ | 田田 |門| ˚

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  29. lovely poem and Red poinsettias also !!
    Happy Holiday's to you and yours

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  30. Lovely, Heaven--hope your Christmas is as soothing and relaxing as your poem, and full of love.

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  31. ...lovely Grace... very lovely... and though we may not have a white Christmas here in the Philippines... we do have red Christmas of beautiful poinsettias all around...

    Merry Christmas to you and family...

    God Bless!!!

    ..smiles...

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  32. Excellent sound/rhyme, Grace. Very impressive writing. I love what you did with "Under / neath the sheets." Great work. And happy holidays, my friend.

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  33. Happy holidays G - once again a poem that makes full use of the senses - smell, touch - not just visual/aural - the palette is broader and emotive impact stronger (even when not writing adult poetry! hehe). Nice work

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  34. Hoping your Christmas was wonderful and filled with love...

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  35. holiday delicious!

    really lovely grace.

    hope your christmas was joyful.

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  36. outside, inside, and under...all sound perfect and picturesque. aside from the snow barren branches the pictures outside our window matched, while inside the wrapped packages taunted just a bit.

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  37. Wonderful Christmas poem! Best wishes to you!

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