Monday 19 December 2022

It's that time of year....A Christmas Poem...


In the East a flush of rising sun 

Sets roof and tree top ablaze

While further West a crescent moon 

Surveys the frosted grass and woodland trail


And indoors I put up your card again

The same one for the fifth year in a row

The Christmas tree with bells and doves and all the usual suspects 

Set against (how did that happen) a backdrop of cable knit?


The type of pattern I’d use to knit a jumper

The type of stitch our mother taught us, a lifetime ago

 Twisting and turning and slipping across and behind and in front of

Strand of yarn over strand to make a cable, to make a story


It was the last Christmas card you sent, passing on as you did

The following Spring, out of the blue as they say.

 So I keep all the cards now from festive to festive season

 Especially the limping reindeers, the Santas with murmuring hearts

Just in case......

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