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The Visionary's Christmas

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Chanson
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The Visionary's Christmas

Thanksgiving turkey now merely a scent,
Excitement stirs 'round clear, tiny white lights
dotting valley and hill; a milky wave twinkling
its Holiday welcome while tempting the child in us,
teasing our sight.

Wrought street lanterns sway, decked with live holly wreaths,
while breeze-tossed banners pave cobblestone lanes.
They lead to the stately town fir where the young
string berries and seedpods; avian friends hover,
chirping in flight.

Treasured memories in trunks stored throughout the year;
with precious care their bounty revealed.
Anxious fingers unwrap glass ornaments, antiques;
angels and snowmen from soft cotton appear;
a reminiscent delight.

Placed on the mantle, to all senses revere;
breathe aromas of fudge and sandtarts galore.
Warmed cinnamon swirls 'round fresh, ribboned swags,
absorbs every crack of oak rafters, waxed floor
reflecting vague candlelight.

Carolers, bundled in furred-lined boots,
woven muffs, thick scarves (like much-loved stuffed toys),
have bottomless coat pockets brimming with sticks
of peppermint, butterscotch, sweet licorice root,
ensuring unwavering insight.

Harmonizing ensembles in groups of mixed chorus
reach frostbitten windowpanes, foil-wrapped doors;
Behind them with smiles adorned; the young and not-so,
are wide-eyed, aglow, to each song's gentle lure
and wish to invite:

"....hands embrace, unite color and creed,
those with abundance welcome those from the curb.
For Christmas is sharing, an opening of heart,
not merely this day for an hour or so, but each
and every star-laden night."




...chanson~

Music, tonal clear & pure,
Caresses the harshest of curves.
---Song of Gesture


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Mark Bohannan
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And you my friend never cease to amaze me with how open your heart is.  Very lovely write from you and so very well recieved.  Hugs to you and the best of the holidays.

A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.
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Chanson
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2 posted 12-12-2000 04:16 PM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

Hello Mark. My muse hasn't been cooperating lately but I managed to pull this one from my heart. Thanks for reading and commenting, my friend. May you and yours also have a lovely holiday.

Hugs~


...chanson~

Music, tonal clear & pure,
Caresses the harshest of curves.
---Song of Gesture


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Chanson~
I've missed your lovely thoughts~
Thank you so much for this gift of pleasure.

'breathe aromas of fudge and sandtarts galore'
Sandtarts are my favorite Christmas cookie !
Happy Holidays to you.
~*Marge*~




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4 posted 12-12-2000 07:28 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Happy Holidays! this poem was simply wonderful! I loved every word of it.



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

I hate your socks. I'd like to burn them!

Chanson
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5 posted 12-13-2000 07:36 AM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

Hello Marge!
I like sandtarts too. Unfortunately it's a cookie I'm better at eating than making.  
Thanks so much for reading! You have a nice Holiday  

Hugs~

...chanson~

Music, tonal clear & pure,
Caresses the harshest of curves.
---Song of Gesture


Chanson
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since 08-19-2000
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Up Creek w/Out Paddle


6 posted 12-13-2000 07:39 AM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

Hi Dopey-Dope, nice to meet you. I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem...thank you!

Here's wishing you a happy holiday also!

...chanson~

Music, tonal clear & pure,
Caresses the harshest of curves.
---Song of Gesture


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