Christmas, Poems by others, Poetry Friday, Religious

“Hush, now listen…”

I love old Christmas songs. I love new ones too, especially ones that are written by poet / musicians like Carolyn Arends. A year ago Arends brought out a new Christmas album, Christmas: The Story of Stories. I enjoyed it then and continue to give it lots of play time this year. On it Arends… Continue reading “Hush, now listen…”

Christmas, Personal, Poetry Friday, Prose poem

Christmas Cake

Christmas Cake November or early December is the time to start on this year’s Christmas cake Pour several cups of sweet anticipation into a large bowl - the first snowfall when we hauled out the Christmas records - all the dolls in the Sear's catalogue - paint smells from the basement cut in a pound… Continue reading Christmas Cake

Christmas, Poetry Friday, Religious

A Chistmas Prayer

  A Christmas Prayer Bring the Christmas life into our lives. Don’t let the hustle-hurry steal our joy the cashier lineups, traffic jams annoy. Flood us with peace till Christmas day arrives. Help us to hear the words of Christmas songs and let them calm us in the busy throngs. When beggars hold out hands,… Continue reading A Chistmas Prayer

Christmas, Poems by others, writing

Advent in poetry

A few years ago, my friend Laurel realized that Christmas would never be the way she remembered it or the way she was acccustomed to celebrating it. Her two kids (with autism spectrum disorder) couldn't handle the upheaval and stimuli. The family had to cut way back on decorating, gift-giving, traveling, eating… The story of… Continue reading Advent in poetry

Christmas, Public Domain, Religious

Bells Across the Snow

Bells Across the Snow O Christmas, merry Christmas, Is it really come again, With its memories and greetings, With its joy and with its pain! There's a minor in the carol And a shadow in the light, And a spray of cypress twining With the holly wreath tonight. And the hush is never broken By… Continue reading Bells Across the Snow

Christmas, light, nature

Winter blossoms

Winter blossoms In the verdant season under sun’s bright ray in its warm expanding light trees flower by day. In the other season of cold and fading light pines and cedars, trunks and twigs bloom at break of night. © 2014 by V. Nesdoly (All rights reserved)

Christmas, light, Religious

Deck the streets

Deck the streets Deck the streets with boughs of holly Christmas trees and Santas jolly stars and wise men in the night guided to the King of light. © 2014 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved.   ************* We caught sight of these city workers putting up Christmas lights on our walk this morning… and… Continue reading Deck the streets

Christmas, Poetry Friday, re-post, Religious


Guided When confluence in the heavens shone brighter than any illuminated text they high-fived, then headed to the mall for myrrh and frankincense stopped by the bank for gold. Whenever, on that dusty trek needles of sand attacked camels were crabby thighs chafed, tailbones ached eyes rose again to blue-white beam that drew them like… Continue reading Guided

Christmas, Religious

Of Shepherds and Sheep

Abel spilled their blood in the first acceptable sacrifice. Abraham’s flocks flourished though in the end his son Isaac knew the terror of lambs, lying bound on altar wood. Joseph was sold to Egypt from the pasture and the children of Israel were segregated in Goshen because shepherds were ‘unclean.’ Moses ran from the palace… Continue reading Of Shepherds and Sheep