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.
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.