Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the one hundred and thirty-second poem in this series. This week’s piece is by Allyson Salmon.
Tinsel now aglow
In light from fireplace warm
Stockings wait just so
Nature’s winter face
Sparkles and decorates trees
Bright with winter sun
Christmas shopping now
Time to run off both our feet
Bliss when all is done
Nearly home, coffee
Peace and quiet from shopping
Put my feet up now
Turkey pink and plump
Pop it in the oven soon
Peel sprouts, peas and spuds
That’s it, it’s done, just enjoy the fun
You can probably guess the inspiration, but I asked Allyson what prompted this piece and she said…
I was sorting out the decorations, drinking coffee and resting my feet after shopping. It was the bliss that inspired me!
Thank you, Allyson. It makes me feel far more festive than I was before now.
Allyson Salmon as had three poems published by United Press including one in their National Poetry Anthology 2015. She has also had a poem published in The People’s Friend. Allyson is married with one grown-up daughter.
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