A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! Poem by David Keig

A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree!

Rating: 4.3


A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With dark green needled memories
Of childhood dreams and mysteries
Wrapped present-like in front of me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
I glimpse a past wherein i see
The child that then grew into me
Not forward fast but haltingly.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
A time for being with family
A time that's gone so fleetingly
Yet lives for always deep in me.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
When twelfth night comes whole hauntingly
One lingered look and then i see
No Christmas tree where it would be.

A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
With feelings now felt longingly
No corner in my house to see
The magic of that Christmas tree.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 01 January 2015

I hope you are still an active member of this site- you exude talent and I want to read more and more of your poetry. This particular poem I will cherish. Thank you for sharing it.

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Lavanya Shetty 27 December 2012

very well writen and I like verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry much

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Terry Craddock 03 January 2016

Ghosts Of Christmas Trees Past Christmas in childhood eyes is a beautiful song sparkling... first memories happiness wonder good cheer tidings Christmas songs good will bubbling in merry laughter.... in old age cast mind back into childhood dreams mysteries colourful wrapped presents enchanting dazzling desired possibilities impatience is tiny fingers expectant minds... conversation is star dust monologue child's inability to tiny body contain joyful expectations glorious rich imagination images developed with pathos tragedy bliss tragedy bliss waiting waiting to open presents.... before final unbelievable Christmas Eve creeping dawning darkness dusk Christmas Day marvels care laid out so long unopened under silent Christmas... Tree happy glint decorations sparkles coloured flashing green strung lights charming calm beauty are our Christmas scenes light snow tumbling falls through windless dark... decades passing hauntingly suddenly when all family friends may be gone even without years past Christmas trees glorious magic of Christmas trees lingers.... Copyright © Terence George Craddock Inspired by the poem 'A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! by the poet David Keig. Dedicated to the poet David Keig.

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Terry Craddock 19 December 2015

'A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree! With dark green needled memories Of childhood dreams and mysteries Wrapped present-like in front of me.' The whole poem is a beautiful song, the first stanzas are wonder and happiness, before the decline into the twelfth night hauntingly when family friends may be gone, but still even without the Christmas tree, the glorious 'magic of that Christmas tree' lingers 10+++

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Walterrean Salley 25 November 2016

(A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! by David Keig.) **Brings back memories.

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Richard Dates 06 January 2022

A very nice rewording of a classic.

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lynn 15 November 2021

well written poem

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Dennis Spilchuk 28 December 2019

Enjoyed reading your holiday poem. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

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Mahtab Bangalee 28 December 2019

the Christmas tree tree of the divine blessings the Christmas tree tree of the mercy and forgiveness asking the Christmas tree tree of the knowledge of self being

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Courtney Steele 23 April 2018

Nice I enjoyed reading that made me think of lose, longing, accepting the loss, letting go??

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