Poet's Nook Seasonal

Poet’s Nook

By Jay Wright – Foothills Writers Guild

Poets love to write about heartfelt occasions such as Valentine’s Day, vacations to the coast or the mountains, and nature. Here local poet Ann Ramsey tells in perfect Shakespearean sonnet form of special gatherings in her home – the ambiance and traditions – during Yuletide.

Family Christmas

Regal tree adorned with tinsel and lights

Fireplace crackling with warm, inviting fire

Presents wrapped neatly in colors so bright

The array of gifts fuels each child’s desire

Feast on the table made by loving hands

Turkey and dressing tempting the tastebuds

Special moments, forgetting life’s demands

Leave dirty dishes in a sink of suds.

Albums stuffed with photos yellowed by age

Bringing smiles and memories from the past

Friends and family filling every page

Capturing feelings that were meant to last

As time is shared, new memories are made

Time marches on, but memories don’t fade