Advent Calendar Poem #12 : A Sky Full Of Stars


The sky is full of stars
in the winter chill
they resemble snowflakes
trapped on an indigo canvas
and although they won’t fall
to give hot frozen kisses
never melting on the earth
or rosy cheeks
they act as a beacon
a beacon of hope for
childhood fun
and nostalgia
- snow is a possibility.

Thanks for reading today. I hope your week is off to a great start.

Feliz Navidad,

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #11: Joy

Cheeks burning 
from snowflake kisses
frozen tears trapped
like salty rock pools
this is joy painting my face
at the wonder of winter.

I hope you have enjoyed your weekend, I definitely have. I can’t believe in two weeks Santa will have done his years work!

Thanks for stopping by and reading the advent calendar.

Merry December 11th

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #10: Peace

Frosted rooftops glinting 
in the lazy low winter sun
tiny footprints of the blackbird
stand frozen in time
if only for a moment
the chimneys sigh
giving the milky blue sky
its only clouds for the day
the stillness feels safe
the stillness feels peaceful
the stillness feels hopeful.

I can’t believe it’s already December 10th. Only two more weeks worth of poems in this years advent calendar. Have you had chance to read many of the collection so far?

Have a fantastically festive weekend,

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #9: Paper Cuts


Full of paper cuts
and empty of tape
I’ve folded and creased
trees, elves and St. Nick
with baubles, reindeer and stars
patterns rarely matching
but working all the same
I can’t wait to see looks on
my loved ones faces
as all my work is undone
Merry Christmas, everyone.

Thanks for reading Paper Cuts. I hope you enjoyed it. I’d love to hear any thoughts.

Take It Easy,

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #8: Gift Wrapped

It feels like a book
you say confidently
weighing the present in your hands
and when you unwrap
down the seam of the sticky tape
there’s joy in your face
reflected
in the framed photo staring back
you take pause
smiling in memory
and you pick up the next gift
obviously a Toblerone.

Thanks for taking the time to read my poem. I hope you enjoyed it.

Do you try to guess what’s under the paper?

Let me know in the comments.

Take It Easy,

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #7: Snow Tunes

Snow is falling 
it’s cold enough to settle
at minus 1 on the mercury
but it doesn’t stop
the brass band on the corner
playing classic carols
for all to enjoy
I find myself singing along
to The Holly and The Ivy
and it feels like Christmas
in my soul.

Thanks for reading the poem for day 7 of the Advent Calendar of Poems.

What’s your favourite classic carol?

Let me know in the comments…

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #6: That Time Of Year


Nostalgia enters on the chirrup of a wren
and the first cord of wham on the radio
it’s only a matter of time before the tree
goes up and grows baubles and lights
as smiles widen on our faces
we’ll go for a woodland walk
hand in hand, glove in glove
maybe pick up some pinecones
as a memento
then later under December’s full moon
sip our hot chocolates
sending warmth into the air.

Thanks for dropping in to read today’s poem. I hope the start of you week has gone well.

How does nostalgia for Christmas hit you?

Let me know in the comments…

Take It Easy

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #5: The King Of Christmas Dinners

The turkey’s too large
or the ovens too small
What are we meant to do about it, Paul?

A midnight axe job will do the trick,
have no worries I’ll fix it quick!

So twenty minutes later
the bird is fully prepped
it’s easy to see the funny side
when a tin foil crown rests upon your head.

Thanks for stopping by for today’s poem. I thought I’d inject a little humour into the advent calendar. I hope you liked it!

Take It Easy,

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #4: Woodland Wisdom

Holly berries gleam 
in the bewitching winter blue-light
ruby red and      alive 
held tightly in the arms  
of emerald flames burning    darkly  
all along        the hedgerow  
reminding passers-by  
to live with passion  
            and warmth.  

Thanks for stopping by to check out day 4 of the Advent Calendar of Poems I’m creating.

I hope you’re enjoying the weekend so far…

Take It Easy,

Paul

Advent Calendar Poem #1: Firebird II

Bare branches lay still 
frozen in the murk of the mist
a gloom of grey blankets the world
that even the luminescence of street lamps 
offer only obscurity 
and it seems that the day is destined 
to be lived in a monochromatic mire
        - until - 
a flicker on the horizon
soft-focused flame of white
fluttering on a breeze of its own making
white warms to the copper 
copper burns to crimson
the firebird has returned 
melting wintry melancholy
with its presence.

Welcome to day 1 of my Advent Calendar of poetry for 2022. I hope you enjoy the poems I’ll be sharing over the next 24 days.

Please let me know any thoughts or comments you may have below…

I hope you have a wonderful December.

Thanks for reading,

Paul