The Christmas Tree by Suzy Davies

 

 

In The Northern Hemisphere

where winter bites, and is severe

people observe the solstice rites

of decking the boughs

that sparkle bright.

 

A festive custom people do’s

to celebrate life, that springs anew

with evergreens

of vivid hue,

and fragrant pines

and mistletoe..

 

All around the Christmas Tree

we gather as a family,

whether related;

family or friends,

our sense of occasion

never ends.

 

Year after year,

for all our lives

we gather together,

perform the rites –

Pagan or Christian,

in The West

our Christmas trees we love

the best.

 

A focal point for any room

or in the garden,

its subtle perfume

calms our senses

and stills our minds

as we count back years

of lives entwined.

 

Copyright, Suzy Davies, 29/11/2016. All Rights Reserved.

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