Total darkness at 5am, total darkness at 5pm.
Short days, gray skies.
Light snow, panicked shopping.
Giving of thanks, buying of things.
Christ is our lord.
Icicles on roof.
American flags blows in the snow.
Maine flag smaller, blows lower.
In Excelsis Deo.,
Joy for all.
Enjoy the short days, they are only getting shorter for a couple weeks.
Then the cold days of January and February the days get longer until the Spring Solstice.
It came upon the midnight clear.
Snow falls slowly on winter trees.
Quieter place out the window,
the tool of a poet, with eyes, pencil or keyboard.
in the wind.
The slushy roads.
Time to celebrate
for Yule, Solstice, family.
Christmas, Hannukah, the created holiday of Kwanzaa.
The blessed angel sings.
I love Christmas music (when I can choose it).
In Excelsis Deo.
Paw marks on my window.
I think there was a squirrel hanging out there.
I need to clear cups from my desk.
Still in observation mode after writing a journal/blog post on the #4 bus.
Choral Christmas music is calming.
Pop music gets the hairs on the back on my neck rising.
Last Christmas should be destroyed, banned from retail stores.
Same for So This is Christmas.
Bah humbug. We all have Mr. Grinch during the holidays.
Snow falling in Westbrook.
My cat Squiggy wondering what I am doing.
The soft sounds of fingers on a keyboard.
The winter season, a time to reflect.
A time to rest.
No reason to go crazy.
The mall is a place best avoided.
You don’t need to give so much.
You don’t need debt.
Put away the credit card.
Have a Merry Christmas,
Remember to breathe.
Have some colorful candles for Kwanzaa or ignore it like everyone else.
Wear something warm, have some egg nog or cocoa.
Put your feet up.
Turn on the fire.
and have yourself a merry Christmas season.
Remember to enjoy the winter
with the trees in slumber
waiting for Spring’s return.