Christmas at the Homestead

For years now I have done a Christmas poem and often a New Year’s poem as well. One of these years, I will publish a Christmas/New Years/Solstice poem book.

This year’s Christmas poem is set in my favorite place on earth, our little off-the-grid, 130-year old stone homestead. Picture yourself in a simpler place, in a simpler time this Christmas.


Christmas 2018
at the Homestead

Little stone house in the woods
where the deer and the squirrels play
decorating the snow in crisscross footprints

Where trees make long shadows
like garland strung across the fields

Where the woodstove roars and swells
singing a crackling winter tune

Where the windows grow swags of ice
lit like twinkle-lights
in the Christmas sun.

Where you and I
sneak back 130 years
to a simpler Christmas
with only the best gifts
life, love, and nature.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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