ribbons in copper bowls with bits of broken seashells
thankful for the sweet and the lovely in our lives
Taking a small break and will be back
in January when the year is new and
every dream stands bright before us.
There is nothing in the world so irresistibly
contagious as laughter and good humor.
from A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads…
from A Visit by St. Nicholas by Clement Clarke Moore
round ornaments resembling round fruit
golden ribbons echoing reeds in fields
twinkling lights revering pine greens
Druid brothers, I pick the holly and send
thoughts of peace through torn shreds
of time and space and ripples of ancient memory.