17 December

every year they come out

one by one

her time worn hands gently unwrapping the faded tissue paper

little fingers hastily looking through the old box of glittery treasures

just to find their favorite one to hang on a tree

in the exact right spot


let the storm blow as it will beyond these windows

the icy atlantic crashes against our rather tiny island

the snowy winds blast against our cozy home

all is well this night as we make memories

have yourself a merry little christmas
let your heart be light
from now on
 our troubles will be out of sight


  1. Lovely picture and poem. Poetic and very magical. I love old Christmas decorations.
    Warm Christmas greetings

  2. Merry Christmas to you also and hopefully our troubles will indeed be out of sight. :)

  3. Beautiful holiday wishes. I feel the same about all my ornaments too.

  4. Oh, I love this...and couldn't agree more! Such a special time of year.

  5. I love to slow down and read your words, poems and thoughts!

  6. The photo and your verse is perfect together. Lovely...

    Happy Tuesday,

  7. I so enjoyed your photo and poem today. The colors in the ornament are luscious! My grandbabykin helped me decorate the tree this year and your words took me back to that day.
    Visiting from Texture Tuesday

  8. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  9. Thanks for such lovely wishes and the very same for you!

  10. a Big Amen...loved the way you penned the spirit of the holiday...

  11. So beautiful, so simple. And I love the words. You're so right, every year when the Christmas decorations come out, it's like greeting old friends. Merry Christmas!

  12. Lovely......loving warmth against the cold of winter.

  13. Lovely image and wishes !
    Have a wonderful Christmas time !

  14. hope you have a merry christmas as well....we have fun with the tree...ours has been up for a bit...all the ornaments do tell a story though...smiles.

  15. What a beautiful Christmas message. YOU have yourself a wonderful Christmas too.

  16. Oh, what a sweet Christmas post! Merry Christmas to you, too! Your poem is so lovely.

  17. A very beautiful and "quiet" shot and beautiful words as well. Thank you.

  18. Merry christmas! lovely photo :)



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