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Friday, November 30, 2007

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A Christmas story of childhood memories in a little German town!

Oh Christmas tree

You’ll forever be

My dearest childhood’s memory!



They used to sprinkle footprints angel size

And then we’d see the shadows of feet

Scurrying in a hurry, by the light

Under the door


The tinkle of little bells and lametta on the Christmas tree

Lots of hurrying and scurrying

Otherwise silence

And dark


Huddled close our heartbeats became one


And then O Christmas tree

And Silent night,

And then all the other wonderful Christmas songs


Tender, beautiful embracing Christmas and its story

Gentle hugs and kisses

And thankful eyes as big as pancakes

More hugs and kisses, and candies and cake


And neighbours would gently drop in

For a warm glass of sweet wine

And someone from the neighbourhood alone

All amongst friends and of Christmas spirit


The white wax candles glimmer and throw their shadows

Like angels wings upon the darkened room

Scents of pine of spice and wax

All intermingled into one happy Christmas Eve


The town outside bathed in a blanket of snow

A holy quietness permeated every corner

Christmas candles glimmering behind each window

And then trumpets sounding cheers just before mass


All was silent, and a following of the Christ child

Entered into his holy sanctuary

Decked out in its finest lights and décor









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Reviewed by Frank Koerner 11/30/2008
Hello Horst,

You have beautifully captured the essence of that to which I am alluding in my "wise-guy" point of view in "I'm Dreaming of a Pink Christmas". We all want to capture such scenes from our youth.... whether or not they actually occurred.

A wonderful job.

Reviewed by John Domino 7/13/2008
CHRISTmas indeed is in your story. It is very special.

GOD bless you!

John Michael
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/27/2008
Christmas a time of good will and to get together with neigbors and relatives. The smell of the pine branches too decorating the house. I always did love Christmas and always remember too that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. This write is a happy joyful one and I am glad I got into it now. Always can abide a Christmas Story at any time of the year.
Reviewed by +Steven Curtis Lance 12/12/2007
Froehliche Weihnachten und gesegnetes Neues Jahr, lieber Freund (und vielen Dank).

Gottes Segen,


Merry Christmas, Darlings!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/3/2007
Hallelujah, Indeed! And how I miss those wondrous, old fashioned, extremely meaningful, Christmas celebrations today.
Reviewed by Malcolm Watts 12/2/2007
Jasmin. I once spent Christmas in the mountaintop village of Grindlewald Switzerland with the woman who would later become my wife. Your poem reminds me of that wonderfulk Christmas. Lovely piece. Malcolm Watts
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/2/2007
Sweet recollections of lovely times, Jasmin. Thanks for sharing them. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 12/1/2007
The memories of Christmas past always make my heart light. Oh, to go back and re-live those days, even for just a moment or two, would be sheer ecstacy. Thankfully, their imprinted in my mind and heart - especially mid-night Mass.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Keith Rowley 11/30/2007
What loveley memories of bygone times, well expressed.

Thank you Jasmin, you've lightened the day.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/30/2007
Beautiful memories, Jasmin; very well penned! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

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