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A Woodland Christmas
by Jim Dunlap

Thursday, December 08, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is my non sectarian Christmas poem. It's intended for anybody who loves Christmas, no matter what their race, religion, nationality, sex, or any other source of divisiveness.


An icy frieze on drifts of snow
Decorates a dreary day --
Tiny vortexes of wind
Scamper over hills in play.

Sullen, leaden clouds, engorged
With moisture, hover --
Another downy blanket tucks
The woodland under cover.

An eldritch fairyland appears,
With crenellated drifts --
And, slowly, through the cloudbanks,
Some feeble sunlight sifts...

Partridge, quail and rabbit stir
And gambol here and there.
Nature breathes a blessing
On the bracing, wintry air.

Published in THE VILLAGER, December, 1996 and about 30 times since.

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Reviewed by J M 12/1/2006
Beautiful expressions and imagery in this Christmas Poetry.
Reviewed by David Young 2/2/2006
Very impressive verse, enjoyed.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/14/2006
I love it, Jim. You paint a compelling picture of a woodland at Christmas (in winter). It reminds me of my childhood in northern Alberta. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 12/13/2005
A worthy Christmas offering! It's good to read your works again. I enjoyed.
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 12/12/2005
Beautifully done Jim..
so glad to have you back..
missed your work!

Reviewed by jude forese 12/10/2005
rich winter imagery ..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/9/2005
Oh what a wonderful it!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/8/2005
Nature in all of its glory, a beautiful write no matter the sect or season;-)

Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 12/8/2005
"Partridge, quail and rabbit stir"...very picturesque! I enjoyed this one.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/8/2005
So good to read you again, Jim! I love your woodland Christmas.

Carmen :-)

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