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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 26 December 2020

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 26 December 2020!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Christmas Poem!

You may write in any poetry form, invented or traditional. I would love if you used one we have showcased this year!

Examples of a Christmas Poem 
#1

Christmas Bells

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

Copyright © Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

#2
Winter Time

Late lies the wintry sun a-bed,
A frosty, fiery sleepy-head;
Blinks but an hour or two; and then,
A blood-red orange, sets again.

Before the stars have left the skies,
At morning in the dark I rise;
And shivering in my nakedness,
By the cold candle, bathe and dress.

Close by the jolly fire I sit
To warm my frozen bones a bit;
Or with a reindeer-sled, explore
The colder countries round the door.

When to go out, my nurse doth wrap
Me in my comforter and cap;
The cold wind burns my face, and blows
Its frosty pepper up my nose.

Black are my steps on silver sod;
Thick blows my frosty breath abroad;
And tree and house, and hill and lake,
Are frosted like a wedding-cake.

Copyright © Robert Louis Stevenson

#3
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

…And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow…

Copyright © Clement C. Moore

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

9 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 26 December 2020

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  4. pensitivity101
    December 26, 2020

    Here’s mine Sarah, a reblog from a couple of years ago
    https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/12/26/a-christmas-poem-2/
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas

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  6. Jules
    December 26, 2020

    I stuck with a winter theme, a Trolaan. And added a sad verse from Norman’s Journal:
    (74) Damned Family (Norman After his Divorce from Jesse; A Sad Winter)

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  8. rugby843
    December 26, 2020

    Christmas bells is my favorite carol.

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