Advent Calendar Poem #23: Pressure Cooking

There’s a tumbling of sprouts
mini green baubles spilling
over the kitchen floor
from the punctured paper bag
a reindeer’s snack
has caused the tear
as if anticipating
the sound of sleigh bells
but the only sound at the moment
is sobbing and swearing
the self-imposed pressure building
before you can relax
you have a hundred jobs to do
but Christmas isn’t all on your shoulders
grab a drink and take a seat
a deep breath to slow down
like snow falling
everything will be okay.

Hey everyone Merry Christmas Eve Eve. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read the penultimate advent calendar poem for 2022.

Here’s a quote from one of my favourite Xmas movies, The Polar Express “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Poem #21: Midwinter

The winter solstice 
deepens the darkness
tilted away from the sun
we cling to the watercolour sky
and whatever sunlight we can
for our diurnal delectation
the night
- can wait.

Hey, happy solstice day and thanks for stopping by to read poem number 21. I hope you are having a great week and have had plenty smiles this week.

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Poem #20: A Take on Christmas Films

I slip into the comfort 
of old Christmas movies
like John & Hans tearing up Nakatomi
Buddy finding his family and a new job
George finding help from Clarence
Frank Cross reuniting with Claire
and a boy in blue dancing with snowmen
the nostalgia is like hot chocolate
and warm hugs
it’s hard sometimes to step away.

Thanks for stopping by today to read number 20 in the advent calendar. I hope your week is going well and that your all sorted for the festivities.

Take It Easy


Advent Calendar Poem #18: A Smile On Your Face

Snowmen standing in front gardens
waving at passers-by
who cling on to fenceposts
tentative steps on glass concrete
some have dogs that pull on the lead
and drag like huskies
along the glittery cycle path.

If you see something that you find amusing don’t be afraid to smile. I hope your weekend has been well spent, less than a week to Christmas!

Take it easy


Advent Calendar Poem #14: Precious Decorations

We found treasure
on the forest floor
scattered pinecones
shining silvery-white
in the winter frost-glow
and the cool
pearl sun.

Thanks for taking the time today’s poem. I can’t believe there’s only ten left. December is going by far too quickly.

Remember to come back tomorrow for the next calendar door to be opened.

Take It Easy,


Advent Calendar Poem #13: A Silver Nocturne

Ephemeral, the silent snow 
drifts in shallow winter wind
distinct hexagonal feathery flakes
tumble like opaline dice
over frozen baize lawns
and rooftops of tile and slate
the night gloam has been dispelled
in its place a glistening silver glow
has taken root
floating upwards
toward the heavens.

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

What are your thoughts on snow? Let me know in the comments..

Take It Easy,


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


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,