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Christmas Haiku #4

Posted: 4 December 2013

Snow falls on your cheek,
Soft as a grandmother’s kiss,
Bringing Christmas home.

Bill Adair

Poem for the Day

Posted: 3 December 2013

Glad Christmas comes, and every hearth
Makes room to give him welcome now,
E'en want will dry its tears in mirth,
And crown him with a holly bough;
Though tramping 'neath a winter sky,
O'er snowy paths and rimy stiles,
The housewife sets her spinning by
To bid him welcome with her smiles.

Each house is swept the day before,
And windows stuck with evergreens,
The snow is besom'd from the door,
And comfort the crowns the cottage scenes.
Gilt holly, with its thorny pricks,
And yew and box, with berries small,
These deck the unused candlesticks,
And pictures hanging by the wall.

Neighbors resume their annual cheer,
Wishing, with smiles and spirits high,
Glad Christmas and a happy year
To every morning passer-by;
Milkmaids their Christmas journeys go,
Accompanied with favour'd swain;
And children pace the crumpling snow,
To taste their granny's cake again.

December
John Clare

Christmas Haiku #3

Posted: 3 December 2013

Like the kings of old,
We follow the nameless star,
Buying salvation.

Bill Adair

Poem for the Day

Posted: 2 December 2013

I heard Sir Winter coming,
He crept out of his bed
and rubbed his thin and freezing hands:
'I'll soon be up!' he said.

'I'll shudder at the keyhole
and rattle at the door,
I'll strip the trees of all their leaves
and strew them on the floor.

'I'll harden every puddle
that Autumn thinks is his -
I'll lay a sparkling quilt of snow
on everything that is!

'I'll bring a load of darkness
as large as any coal,
and drive my husky dogs across
the world, from pole to pole.

'Oho! How you will shiver!'
- And then I heard him say;
'But in the middle of it all
I'll give you CHRISTMAS DAY!'

Sir Winter
Jean Kenward

Christmas Haiku #2

Posted: 2 December 2013

Bethlehem Christmas?
Where the only blizzards are
Dry sand and bullets.

Bill Adair

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