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Corinne
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Christmas in San Diego

Christmas near the border,
San Diegoís funky style
Wreaths of red hot chilies
Warm and sunny all the while.

The festival of lights at night
Boats glittering on the bay
A mix of many cultures
Traditions in harmony.

You wonít find a single snowflake
You may be wearing summer attire
A day at the beach is called for
A campfire, the only fire.

But though tobogganing
Isnít on the agenda
I think youíll still find Christmas joy
Dining alfresco at my Hacienda!

The church is Spanish in style
Weíre proud of our history,
You cannot best the weather
Or unravel the mystery.

And if we happen to crave snow
Or hear the call of the desertís lure
A short drive will take us there,
For certain, spiritual cure.

© 2000 Corinne Bailey
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
OLIAS
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1 posted 11-15-2000 12:48 PM       View Profile for OLIAS   Email OLIAS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OLIAS

A great illustration of how other countries and cultures define christmas. I have often wondered if christmas would be the same without snow and wether it would feel the same. Its obviously the emotion not the climate that counts. I enjoyed this very much.
Thanks for Posting
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Olias.
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2 posted 11-15-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Well....... I think that climate gives off a certain vibe towards the whole christmas celebration. I love Christmas in Puerto Rico, it's a very festive time of year here. We take out our maracas, guiros, tamborines, and drums and play till January!
Great poem though!
It gave a warm sensation



I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

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Well, I certainly don't know what a warm Christmas is like, but it sounds delightful.  Your poem is very picturesque, like a verbal postcard.  I really like the poems that allow me to see what I am reading.  Well done.
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4 posted 11-15-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Really beautiful, Corinne! I can't imagine a Christmas without snow, but you didn't make it sound all that bad.

Elizabeth
Corinne
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Thank you all for your warm responses!

Corinne
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Corrine, this will be my first Christmas ever without snow,(just moved to the South) but I will be spending part of it in San Diego!
My husband was born there and I love it! It's such a beautiful place and your description of Christmas really gets me excited to be there!
killer222
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7 posted 11-16-2000 05:45 AM       View Profile for killer222   Email killer222   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for killer222

Living in London, in the South of England we don't have snow or sun, we have rain and rain and more rain.

You painted a nice picture of a different christmas.



"shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"
Killer222 :)

Poet deVine
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8 posted 12-03-2000 12:49 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Corinne, just wanted you to know we selected this poem to be printed in the December newsletter.    
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9 posted 12-04-2000 09:30 AM       View Profile for Victoria   Email Victoria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Victoria

i use to live in El Paso..basically the same..i still have a frying pan hanging on my kitchen wall..on the back it says give us this day our daily chile ha..

                ~Victoria~


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