Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thursday Thoughts - On Christmas Cheer

I Saw Cheer
by Rachel Hoyt
 
 
 
Decorations sparkling bright
on a brisk, hiemal night -
A bear sitting hillside although
quite soon it would begin to snow -
A rose garden covered with pine
laid out neatly in a line -
Brought the Christmas spirit to
my heart, my mind, and my soul too.
 
Dogs that ski and chase snowballs -
Shopping craft markets, shunning malls -
Snowflakes sticking to each eyelash -
Strolling along, no need to dash -
Drinking Gluhwein (German mulled wine)
in a city quite far from mine -
I felt Santa within my soul
and in the view - snow covered knoll.
 
When I got home I realized that
Santa is where you see him at:
A group of elves gath'ring for lunch,
A bowl of hot rum party punch,
A Gingerbread Latte to go,
Palm Trees that glisten with fake snow,
no myth - and belief that it glows.
 
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.
 
 
This rhyme was inspired by my recent vacation
and reindeer news via BoingBong - Christmasy education.
 
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10 comments:

  1. thanks for the smiles...the dog chasing snowballs...ha....def got me smiling..a bear in the woods is better than one indoors as well...just saying...smiles.

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    1. The dog chasing snowballs is one of the things I actually saw on vacation. It was SO CUTE!!! It was sort of like when you throw a rock in the lake or river for a dog. He really thought he could find his snowball. :)

      And, I was VERY glad one of the Bern bears stayed out to say hi to me. :)

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    1. Thank you Madeleine! Happy Holidays! :)

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  3. happy holidays...smiles...hope your day was magical...

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    1. I hope your day sparkled with splendor! :)

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  4. A wonderful poem! Thank you so much for the smiles--this poem was loaded with them :-) Happy Holidays (belated) <3

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    1. I'm glad you found smiles through my words! Happy Holidays (belated) to you!! :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...