Dark short days, and Christmas in the air
Blankets of snow…on the ground, and in my hair
Mark the season I hold so dear
Full of family, lights and lovely songs to hear
Yanking me from the depths of despair
Take heart, take flight
Immerse myself in delight
No longer to remain with
Dark short days
I say to you: do the same
Embrace your heart; feel the flame
No longer dwell on what cannot be
Think only instead on what we can see
Think only of the light that came
On dark short days.
This is my first attempt at a Rondeau poem. My friend Michael at Poetry Channel gave me some ideas to “befriend” my muse. Really it was fun to write! Sometimes when you get stuck, you have to try something new and formulaic. Enjoy!
CHRISTMAS is coming!