Monday, December 21, 2009


This year is not so
my season for decorative stuffs
but the palm trees in the east window
bodies wrangled with electric bulbs
stand as sentries for economic blight
across the street a shy snowman
reveling in the sparkling garden
give the night a glowing reason
and though i say i ignore the spirit
i am easily cheered by my hot chocolate.

*Merry Christmas Everyone!


  1. ha! Good....Some intellectuals do ignore the spirit...But then, most don't have it in them...I like that you say the truth :)

    Wish You and Family a Merry Christmas, BJE :)


  2. another good one and a joyous christmas to you

  3. Emotive contradiction isn't that always the way of Christmas, I love this Blue jay, I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas x

  4. Love the picture you painted here...and hot chocolate does it for me, too. ;) Merry Christmas to you, too!!!

  5. Happy Christmas! I like your shy snowman and would enjoy a cup of your hot chocolate!

  6. Lovit... the two views of Christmas.

    But, best wishes to you and yours, in the goodly spirit of Christmas! _m

  7. Seasons Greetings; my morning drink on this Christmas eve was an orange moka: coffee, cocoa and orange juice and evaporated milk; HOT try it


  8. Hey, I'm glad you found my blog so that I could discover you too. Love your poems and photos. I like that shy snowman too, and the palm trees wrangled by lights. Lived in LA for many years and have fond memories of palm trees. Merry Christmas!

  9. lovely that you are enjoying your hot chocolate. I also did not decorate and chose to travel to loved ones at this time instead. In fact I am in your town. Thank you for your Christmas greeting. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and dreams come true in the new year!

  10. Beautiful words and images here...thanks for sharing the contents of your "old candy box". Happy Holidays!

  11. Thanks for the Holiday Cheers. Welcome Cris and Nancy, do come back again. Happy 2010 Everybody!