Saturday, December 24, 2016

Gifts

I gift you a morning sunrise,
in winter,
new-minted with promise,
a fresh day unfolding.

I gift you hours with a loved sister,
sharing songs, and stories, and laughter,
and tears, in the remembering
of those things we have lost.

I gift you sunshine and birdsong,
and a winter hummingbird,
magical and unexpected,
at the feeder,
blue Jays and scarlet cardinals,
and a horse in the field,
huffing small clouds of breath
into the cold air.

For your lonesome heart,
I send you an old dog's smile,
patient and devoted,
and always there.

For your tomorrows,
I send you a small fairy
sprinkled with moondust,
and a wand,
to bid you safe passage,
and the certain knowledge
you have a place in this world
that is distinctly yours, where you
are treasured and needed.

Happy Christmas!

....for Jae. And for Elizabeth Crawford's challenge : gifts

13 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Sherry..I'm touched - I love those wonderful gifts..best of all I love the gift of friendship and love you wish me.. A peaceful Christmas to you and many happy tomorrow's too xo

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  2. I love it all my generous friend. Such a beautiful gift you bring. I love all of it and hug it to myself with a glad and rejoicing heart.

    Elizabeth

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  3. Thank you for your wonder-filled gift.
    and blessings to you

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  4. You sure know how to give, Sherry... Happiest Holidays!

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  5. Oh Sherry "blue Jays and scarlet cardinals," straight away went into my heart...love such gifts with color..

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  6. I gift you a morning sunrise,
    in winter,new-minted with promise,
    a fresh day unfolding

    How noble to wish someone dear to be blessed with a lovely day and perhaps everyday thereon! Merry Christmas Sherry and happy hols!

    Hank

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  7. This is a lovely poem and Christmas wish

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  8. Beautiful! Merry Christmas, Sherry! :)

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  9. Lovely writing, Sherry.

    If only there were more positive souls like you in this world it would be a better place.

    xxx

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  10. Sunshine, stories, small fairies... What else can a girl ask for!

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  11. Thank you Sherry - although it's not Christmas it's a gift that will last forever

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