Hello Poetry Lovers
Christmas draws nearer, and I have another seasonal treat to show you. This is by the lovely and clever poet, Sharron Green
I particularly liked this one because it emphasises the splendour of the season while bringing up relevant issues. I thought this was a very clever and engaging piece.
Thank you so much, Sharron, and congratulations on winning the University of Surrey’s Poetry competition. Do read on;
Clusters of crystals glitter the rose buds
Tinsel the treetops in lullaby lanes
Snow flakes have drifted, sledging through soap suds
Terrible torture to chubby chilblains
Down in the village, homes are bedecked now
Fairy lights garland each garden and roof
Santas on sleighs and Rudolphs project how
Each wants a visitor, this is their proof
Children have scribbled and drawn their desires
Hence all the Black Friday bargains to wrap
Chaos of gifts strewn beside roaring fires
Toxic news turns all plans made to crap
Seems that each day there’s diminishing cheer
Watching the list of do’s and don’ts grow
Twenty-one tapers, eyes turn to next year.
We’ll make the best of this Christmas though.
Thank you again, Sharron and keep them coming please. Wasn’t that a wonderful piece?! It really reflected our current climate.
Stay tuned, PL’s for more seasonal antics real soon…