Friday, 25 December 2009

On Christmas Day...

Morning snow
Crystal dew
Glass upon the street
The scent of emptiness
The blessing of stillness
all around.

A lazy bird
in slow descent
brushes willow leaves
Gently
the snow soughs down
down
to touch my feet.

I scoop the sun
the light, the ice
And taste the sight
of Freedom.



Merry Christmas Everyone!!
Illustrator: Richard Macneil

15 comments:

Mariana Soffer said...

Beautiful chrismass poem, it feels so real!

My short one for you:
the singing bird
gave happy-ness
just his instincts
felt followed


Happy days for you!

Ocean Girl said...

Merry Christmas Shaista (I have a cousin name Shaista).

The poem is so beautiful, you are so gifted.

Lupus Girl said...

That was wonderful. Have a very blessed and HEALTHY day....

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

HELLO, SORRY FOR THE LAST RESPONSE, I WAS TRAVELING!! I WISH YOU A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

@ MAISONCHAPLIN.blogspot.com

Jeanne-ming said...

A beautiful poem dear Shaista. Last night my little family, including the newlyweds sat around the fire admiring the flowers. You are like perfume. Your presence is known here.

مى said...

Merry Christmas, darling :) I love this. x

Renee said...

Merry Christmas beautiful girl.

How are you feeling? Did the meds you had in the hospital help.

Love Renee xoxo

jeannette stgermain said...

Just came back from our Christmas trip to our adult children and their families - so have a belated merry Christmas - that the New Year may be a recovery to health for you, Shaista!
You can look back with satisfaction, for you fought the fight over your body and you won!!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

The new year is fast approaching. Happy 2010 to you, Shaista!

Renee said...

Bringing you some love.

xoxoxo

Jo said...

Omigoodness, you are a talented young woman. Is there nothing you can't do? You're amazing, and so kind-hearted.

I hope 2010 brings you much joy, and good health.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Love, Jo

Kitty Moore said...

Happy New Year!

Kitty x

Mclndesm said...

I really enjoy your writing. I too write to express and release what is some of my most difficult emotions,thoughts,memories.

willow said...

Hope you and yours are enjoying the last few of the holidays, Shaista.

A little package arrived at the manor with your sweet handwriting on the flyleaf. It's a gift I'll truly cherish. xx

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Happy New Year, my dear...wishing you a year full of joy, brightness and promise.
with much love from Maia & QQ

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