Post-weekend Poetry 132: Tinsel by Allyson Salmon

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 996522Tinsel 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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