winter greens

 Gather from the garden,

the green and the naked bough.

Fruits from the trees of Summer;

slumber in Winter now.

Winter Creation

Add cones and nuts from Autumn,

leaves of  evergreen,

 the bare budding beech gives heed

to the coming promise of  Spring

Christmas Door

Bind together with a golden bow,

hang on the old front door;

Welcome the Solstice, longest night,

Welcome Christmas, coming Light.


Gather together as family,

though the weather is windy and wild;

gather together, remember,

the gift of the Christmas Child.