Memories, Christmases past
Fond ones, childhood fantasies
Sugar plums dancing through our heads
Magical ones, dreams materializing under the tree
Not just about things, but people
Those we love, family, friends
Surprise, a heavy snowfall on Christmas Eve
Blanketing earth, silencing the daily clamor
Wonder, the Christ Miracle, wrapped in story
Unfolded, enacted, over and over again
Finally, engraining itself in our souls–
Its purpose in the first place
Learning to give, of ourselves, to others
Family, hearts tethered together
Those loving us most, and
Giving to us before themselves
Beauty in color, rainbows donning evergreens
Wispy gray smoke, spirits drifting across rooftops
Bright reds and greens, blood and life eternal
Rosy cheeks, Jack Frost nipping at our toes
Special sounds, sleigh bells in the snow
Christmas carols, Silent Night
Hearty laughter, tears of joy, and
Best of all, hovering golden silence
Christmas, always going beyond ourselves
In so doing, finding our true selves
Christmas, the magic inside us
Christmas memories, remembering life is a gift
19 thoughts on “Christmas Memories”
Merry Xmas Don.
Bluesky-Liz: Thanks and Merry Christmas to you!
A wonderful poem.
Merry Christmas, Don. 🙂
Kai: Thanks. Merry Christmas.
Trinitystar: Thank you. Lovely quote. Beautiful. Wishing you shining star of Christmas.
Quasar: Thank you. Galaxy man is how I know you. One who points us to the heavens and helps us understand the beauty found there. All the best to you and yours.
Polona: Thanks and your poetry means so much to all of us as well. It’s a wonderful thing to know others around the world and know them first through the poetry coming from their hearts.
Aurora: Thanks so much. And your poetry, reflecting so much to all of us. Christmas blessings to you.
Gautami: Thanks so much. I know what you mean, Yes indeed. Best wishes for the coming year. One wish: Happiness!
Thanks Dan. Glad you are who you are and always there as a friend.
Christmas – that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance – a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved. ~Augusta E. Rundel
Merry Christmas Don!
here’s wishing you and your close ones much merry making and all the best for the festive season
ah, the memories…
thank you for all the beautiful poetry you have shared with us.
happy holidays, don!
Wishing you happy holidays and all the best for 2008, Don. Your poetry has made the blogosphere a more beautiful place, and we appreciate you for it.
I feel somewhat similar for Dushehra and Diwali!
Thanks for your wishes, Don. I wish the same and more!
And thanks for the greetings on AD. Ditto!
Floots: Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you.
ah – this takes me back to many times and places