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December 18, 2013

Poetry part of Christmas tradition

(Continued)

Tizzy seas on melon collie!

Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, goof, goof!

Kinda gets you right here, doesn’t it?

OK, maybe not.

Here, then, is something a little more gracious, gleaned from a coffee-table book I picked up a few years ago and written by an author using the pen name Welleran Poltarnees. It captures what I wish for everyone, every holiday season:

“May this blessing fall on you like a gentle snow.

“Let your Christmas be savored far in advance of its arrival.

“May the spirit of the season make your quest for gifts selfless and filled with joy.

“Adornment, reflecting old traditions, shall make your home bright with the loveliness of Christmastide.

“May winter, in some way, grace your holidays.

“Let there be a tree, bringing into your home the fragrance and power of the earth.

“May song bless your Christmas, and remind us all of the universal harmony which is at the center of creation.

“In the wrapping and adorning of your gifts, let there be the satisfaction that all creative acts offer.

“On the night before Christmas may you be visited by peace and beneficence, and visible presences who enrich you and yours.

“Let the children teach you, and all of us, through their freshness and focus, the precious joy to be discovered in this celebration.

“May you feast in good health and comradeship.

“Let us remember the foundation of this joy — the fear, the journey, the refuge, the birth, the revelation.

“When your celebration is over, may you turn in your memory the love, the giving and the receiving.”

I hope such a blessing reaches you this season. And I wish you all a Dibble-dabble, scribble-scrabble! Goof, goof, goof!

© 2013 Mike Redmond. All Rights Reserved.

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