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Holiday Poetry πŸŽ…

Season's Greetings! Last year I wrote a Christmas short story in the Legacy of Androva world, which you can find here. Today's blog post includes extracts from a few of my favourite Christmas poems πŸŽ„.Perhaps next year, I'll figure out a way to create a Christmas story for Light Mages 😊.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With dark green needled memories
Of childhood dreams and mysteries
Wrapped present-like in front of me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
I glimpse a past wherein I see
The child that then grew into me
Not forward fast but haltingly.

from A Christmas Tree! by David Keig

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

from Christmas Bells, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

from Ring Out, Wild Bells, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year;
He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here;
Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before,
And the laughter of his children is a joy worth toiling for.

He is less a selfish creature than at any other time;
When the Christmas spirit rules him he comes close to the sublime.
When it's Christmas man is bigger and is better in his part;
He is keener for the service that is prompted by the heart.

All the petty thoughts and narrow seem to vanish for awhile
And the true reward he's seeking is the glory of a smile.

from At Christmas, by Edgar Albert Guest

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
(or even a mouse-hunter... 😏)

from A Visit From St. Nicholas, by Clement Clarke Moore

Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the festive theme! Happy Holidays to everyone ❄

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