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

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 about A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! by David Keig

  • Gold Star - 11,687 Points Walterrean Salley (11/25/2016 7:48:00 PM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 44,003 Points Liza Sudina (10/20/2016 4:37:00 AM)

    A Christmas tree! A Christmas tree!
    With feelings now felt longingly
    No corner in my house to see
    The magic of that Christmas tree. -
    Oh what an inspiration! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 86,396 Points Terry Craddock (1/3/2016 8:58:00 PM)

    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. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Christmas

  1. 1. A Child's Christmas In Wales , Dylan Thomas
  2. 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. 4. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
  5. 5. A Family Christmas , Ernestine Northover
  6. 6. Christmas Party At The South Danbury Chu.. , Donald Hall
  7. 7. Christmas Carol , Sara Teasdale
  8. 8. Christmas - A Little Friend's Poem - Wri.. , Ernestine Northover
  9. 9. A Christmas Tree! A Christmas Tree! , David Keig
  10. 10. A Christmas Ghost Story. , Thomas Hardy
  11. 11. Christmas In India , Rudyard Kipling
  12. 12. Jest 'Fore Christmas , Eugene Field
  13. 13. Remembrance Of Christmas Past , Judith Viorst
  14. 14. A Christmas Carol , William Topaz McGonagall
  15. 15. What Reminds You Of Christmas? , Ernestine Northover
  16. 16. Having Lost My Sons, I Confront The Wrec.. , James Arlington Wright
  17. 17. Christmas , John Clare
  18. 18. Lines For A Christmas Card , Hilaire Belloc
  19. 19. Our Christmas Tree , Ernestine Northover
  20. 20. Sam's Christmas Pudding , Marriott Edgar
  21. 21. Christmas Holidays , Thomas Hood
  22. 22. Christmas Is Really For The Children , Steve Turner
  23. 23. Christmas Fancies , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  24. 24. Christmas - Senryus , Ernestine Northover
  25. 25. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
  26. 26. From The Short Story A Christmas Dream, .. , Louisa May Alcott
  27. 27. This Section Is A Christmas Tree , Vachel Lindsay
  28. 28. A Christmas Carol, Sung To The King In T.. , Robert Herrick
  29. 29. Christmas At Mel’s , C.J. Heck
  30. 30. A Tale Of Christmas Eve , William Topaz McGonagall
  31. 31. The Christmas Night , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  32. 32. Christmas At The Orphanage , Bill Knott
  33. 33. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  34. 34. Baby's First Christmas (Children) , C.J. Heck
  35. 35. A Christmas Wish , David Keig
  36. 36. A Christmas Carol , George Wither
  37. 37. The Cast Of Christmas Reassembles For Ea.. , Steve Turner
  38. 38. A Hymn For Christmas Day , Thomas Chatterton
  39. 39. Christmas , Henry Timrod
  40. 40. Modern Love Xxiii: 'Tis Christmas Weather , George Meredith
  41. 41. Christmas Treasures , Eugene Field
  42. 42. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
  43. 43. The House Of Christmas , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  44. 44. The Christmas-Box , Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  45. 45. A White Christmas , Carla Jean Laglia Esely
  46. 46. Sir Galahad, A Christmas Mystery , William Morris
  47. 47. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Christmas Card(Being An .. , Dónall Dempsey
  48. 48. On Christmas Eve , William Wilfred Campbell
  49. 49. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
  50. 50. The Greatest Birthday (Christmas Chris.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
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