Sarah’s Advent Calendar, Day 15: Heaven’s Holiday

christmas collage for advent calendar 2020

The sound of heaven’s holiday tinkles.
Cedar wafts on cloud cushions.
Snow plays at twelves.
Apple-cheeked fiddlers saw while
curly-haired dolls wearing holiday finery
dance with elves and bunnies.
Reindeer prance and fuss, harnessed to
burnished wood sleighs. Chased by angels,
they leap along crystal-bordered ponds —
geometric shapes and figure eights to eternity.

The great hearth in the lodge is ablaze
with seasoned oak.
A cast iron cauldron steams mulled
cider, dipped and sipped while
chilled bodies nestle and wreathe warmth.
Whetted appetites delight in plum pudding
while beaus tie gold-striped ribbons on
the wrists of coquettish virgins.
Cherished celebrations to honor a baby’s birth.
Affirmation that life carries on with hope.

Jade Li is a writer, reader, observer, thinker, feeler, poet who lives in the Big Mitten of Michigan in the United States. Does poetry as self-therapy and to connect with others. She blogs at: https://tao-talk.com/

My entry in Sarah’s Wonderful Advent Calendar. Thanks again, Sarah, for allowing me to participate.  Sarah’s Advent Calendar can be found here.

Sarah writes poems

The sound of heaven’s holiday tinkles.
Cedar wafts on cloud cushions.
Snow plays at twelves.
Apple-cheeked fiddlers saw while
curly-haired dolls wearing holiday finery
dance with elves and bunnies.
Reindeer prance and fuss, harnessed to
burnished wood sleighs. Chased by angels,
they leap along crystal-bordered ponds —
geometric shapes and figure eights to eternity.

The great hearth in the lodge is ablaze
with seasoned oak.
A cast iron cauldron steams mulled
cider, dipped and sipped while
chilled bodies nestle and wreathe warmth.
Whetted appetites delight in plum pudding
while beaus tie gold-striped ribbons on
the wrists of coquettish virgins.
Cherished celebrations to honor a baby’s birth.
Affirmation that life carries on with hope.

Jade Li is a writer, reader, observer, thinker, feeler, poet who lives in the Big Mitten of Michigan in the United States. Does poetry as self-therapy and to connect with others. She blogs at: https://tao-talk.com/

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. such exceptionally vivid imagery

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed the holiday poem, Larry.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. sdtp33 says:

    Enjoyed your poem Jade!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Jim!

      Like

  3. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I love the holidays…nice poem Lisa…the hope part is nice.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you like it, Max. I like the dream of the holidays, one that has this kind of thing in it, not the rabid materialism it’s become.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I know…and this year it will be just Jen, Bailey and I and I couldn’t be happier. My sister may come…but no big thing. This year has made me appreciate family.

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