Saturday, December 26, 2015

christmas (past)






the bird holds on,
despite the fact that his tail is coming unglued
and his balance is less than perfect
and the trees are getting smaller
every year.

he is comforted by the presence of the wooden angel
and the crackled glass ornaments,
both keeping their place on the tree despite
the culling of so much else,
so many beautiful things deemed
unnecessary now,
by the powers that be.

still, he is here—
present for another christmas,
carrying with him the memory of all the others,
merry and bright, those
happy golden days of yore.



8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

It's so good to "hear" from you, dear friend. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Beautifully written. Made me a little misty eyed; similar feelings here this year.

Merry Christmas and may you and your family have a Happy New Year!

Loree said...

Ah yes, the passage of time and all it brings with it. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you all the best for the new year.

Beth said...

Love this! I've culled some ornaments too, but there are a lot that are full of good memories! Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that great memories were made. Happy New Year!

ayala said...

Beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Songbirds are resilient that way:)
Love to you in all of the changes
along the way....may your beautiful
heart feel it's worth:)
-Jennifer

S. Etole said...

Feeling the essence of this. Peace and comfort for the new year.

Tracy said...

Hi, Leslie! Oh, how sweet this is... I'm teary eyed too! :) Slowly emerging from jet lag fog and Christmas glow... Looking forward to sharing another life-rich and creative year with you here! Wishing you & yours all the VERY best in 2016 and more... ((HUGS))