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.
A WOODLAND CHRISTMAS
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
|Beautiful expressions and imagery in this Christmas Poetry.|
|Reviewed by David Young
|Very impressive verse, enjoyed.|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|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
|A worthy Christmas offering! It's good to read your works again. I enjoyed.|
|Reviewed by Vesna Perkovic
|Beautifully done Jim..
so glad to have you back..
missed your work!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|rich winter imagery ..|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Oh what a wonderful poem....love it!!
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Nature in all of its glory, a beautiful write no matter the sect or season;-)
|Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook
|"Partridge, quail and rabbit stir"...very picturesque! I enjoyed this one.|
|Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
|So good to read you again, Jim! I love your woodland Christmas.