Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas

R.A.D. Stainforth's lovely Christmassy reading...

There's a place for us,
an oasis between fruitcake
and watering the tree,
with hot-and-cold running kisses,
that stretch restless,
from the hearth
out to the snow,
where I push you back pink
and holiday-faced,
knowing this smiling garland
around our necks
links forever compatible.


tk/December 2012

Marc Chagall, 1914

Happy holidays and best wishes for a contented 2013, dear friends. Thank you so very much for your continued support and encouragement. You are the best. You really are.

26 comments:

  1. Your words are just a perfect expression for my own Christmas feelings- this is simply lovely! A very merry happy day after Christmas and for the rest of the year and our new year to arrive- very soon now!

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    1. Thank you very much, Karen...happy Christmas and good thoughts for 2013...

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  2. Happy holidays, Tess! Sweet poem and love the Chagall.

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  3. Happy Holidays lovely poem

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  4. Chagall and your words are a beautiful compatible mix of the season Tess! Hope you had a wonderful Holiday! Look forward to reading your words throughout the new year, and hope to buy your chapbook as well! :-)

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    1. Thanks for your kind support...happy holidays, Carrie...

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  5. Beautiful, Tess! Remember what's really important and celebrate it! Happy Holidays!

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    1. Excellent suggestion, Mouse...thank you...happy holidays...

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  6. Don't you think 1800 followers is too many? No wonder the rest of us have so few!!!

    Looking forward to New Year now. Big kiss from France, Cro.

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    1. The more the merrier...and so on...happy 2013 kiss...

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  7. It was really nice. have a good holiday!

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  8. Lovely. Happy holidays to you, Tess, and all best wishes for the coming year.

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    1. Thanks ds! Merry Christmas and a lovely 2013 to you and yours...

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  9. I'll bet there's no "and cold" to R.A.D.'s kisses... *wink*

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    1. I would venture to say he has both kinds...

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  10. Thanks to you for changing me from weakly inspired to weekly inspired. You are really quite wonderful. All the best for 2013.

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    1. My pleasure, Michael...thank you...happy 2013...

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  11. Here's to your fruitcake
    splitting at the seams with raisins
    and glazed over with sweet coconut kisses.

    Cheers!

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    1. Mmm...yummy...thank you Phil...cheers!

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  12. I made fruitcake for the first time this year and it turned out good (I worried it might be a waste of corn squeezings) I like how you tie the images of Christmas at home with a loving and playful relationship

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  13. Wishing you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! And thanking you for all of the illuminations which you shared with us throughout 2012. Minerva x

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
― O. Henry (and me)