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Friday, December 23, 2011

Poetry Friday--"Noel"


Here's a poem by Linda Pastan to think of when the pressures of the season become a bit too much to bear:
Noel

Like a single
ornament,

the red cardinal
on a pine

outside
the window

is our only
decoration,

until
the snow.

from Traveling Light: Poems [811.54 PAS]

This week's Poetry Friday Round-Up will be found at Dori Reads. Have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday!

Photo by peterjr1961.

8 comments:

  1. So beautiful! So true! Thank you for this one. A.

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  2. Oh my goodness, me and Linda must be soul-sisters! This poem is very much like the one I've posted. Thanks for sharing it. I do love birds as decoration. It's enough, you know?

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  3. Beautiful photo to go with this. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem. I agree with Irene, it is enough. Wishing you joy.

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  4. And we have the snow here in Denver! But sadly, cardinals do not grace our land, yet the red-headed woodpeckers add a touch for us. Thank you for this beautiful poem, & photo.

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  5. Very pretty picture to go with a simply beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This is like my "less is more" poem. A nice breath of fresh air in this crazy season of rush and buy and have and more, more, more.

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  7. Look at that red cardinal - so beautiful - like a star in the morning. :) Lovely photo and poem. Merry Christmas!

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  8. Peace to you all, dear readers, this holiday season.

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