Christmas Poems, love poems, poetry, Villanelles

Poem: Ghost of Christmas Present

2 Comments

christmas poem

She drifts amidst the holly
picking berries round and red
for the love of you, or me

avoiding news of tragedy
along each jagged edge
she drifts amidst the holly

pretending not to see
where evergreens have bled
for the love of you, or me

along an evening’s melody
where harmony has lately fled
she drifts amidst the holly

painting crimson on her knees,
a silent angel fallen, led
for the love of you, or me

pricking fingertips on memory,
leaving things unsaid
she drifts amidst the holly
for the love of you, or me.

Photo by Mark Seymour, Creative Commons license via Flickr. Poem by L.L. Barkat, author of The Novelist: A Novella.

_____________________

Buy a year of happy mornings, just $5.99. In December we’re exploring the theme Haiku.

Every Day Poems Driftwood

 

Your Comments

2 Comments so far

  1. Donna says:

    Beautiful…. This touched me.
    So much tenderness and sorrow here.


Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. That's Amore: 10 of the Best Love Poems - Tweetspeak Poetry - February 13, 2013

    [...] a bonus love poem, to make it a poet’s dozen (which uses a different kind of math than a baker’s dozen or [...]

Share with our Community

Post a comment

Take How to Read a Poem

Get the Introduction, the Billy Collins poem, and Chapter 1

How to Read a Poem by Tania Runyan

Free with tweet

Poetry at Work Day is Coming!

Poetry at Work, the book. FREE.

Poetry at Work Book

Poetry at Work Day is coming in January, and we want to make it easy to celebrate.

So, for a limited time, you can get a FREE ebook copy of our helpful title, Poetry at Work.

We'd love to hear how it changes your day—and your work life.

Poetry at Work Mug. $13.99 poetry at work mug

Follow Poetry







StumbleUpon Button

Tweetspeak RSS Feed

Google+



Categories

Supporting You

support the arts threesome

Seeking support for your online presence? We can use the power of our 4.3-million-impression-a-month platform to influence on your behalf.

Support the arts, and let the arts support you

Poetry for Life? Here's our manifesto on the matter...

Poetry for Life: The 5 Vital Approaches

Help make it happen. Post The 5 Vital Approaches on your site!

All top
I am

© 2014 . Powered by WordPress.

Daily Edition Theme by WooThemes - Premium WordPress Themes