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December 26, 2014 by phicks2012

ctree2Sometimes I write poetry in celebration of particular seasons or events, and the poem below is one of those — hopefully not requiring a lengthy introduction, preamble, or closing statement. I do plan to include it eventually in our SCA Newsletter, but this year it served mostly, posted to various Facebook Lists,  in lieu of a Christmas Card. I wish you all a joyous holiday season, and hope that you find enjoyment in it!



Come trim the tree and roll the log, and hang the verdant wreath.
Your garlands drape, and faith extol, whatever your belief.
Come celebrate however your tradition may deem fit;
With carroling or prayer, while on the hearth a fire is lit.

Come light the candles set to glow upon the mantle high,
And dream of snow upon the eaves beneath a starry sky.
Festoon the gifts with ribbons bright. Behold a child’s elation,
And drink a toast with wassail or with grog as your libation.

For whether Hanukkah or Yule, or Solstice marks your season,
Or Ramadan or Kwanzaa comes, or Christmas gives you reason
To hang your stockings by the fire, while fast or feast betide you,
Or kiss beneath the mistletoe, and have your kin beside you.

For with December’s mounting chill the warmth of celebration
May ease the bite of winter’s chill for folk of every nation.
Whatever vision you may grasp, or holiday you claim.
Be joyful, children of the earth, in your tradition’s name.

[26 November, 2014]

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