I am delighted to publish this poem by Frances Ridley, a fairly new member of our Stanza group. This poem was written as a result of my workshop on writing Christmas poems suitable to send to friends. We looked at some of U.A Fanthorpe’s, and the Candlestick Press’ lovely Christmas pamphlets, then wrote our own poems.
A Christmas Spell
Mistletoe and warm mince pies,
Evenings sitting round the fire,
Ringing bells and jingling sleighs,
Robins brighten winter days:
Yes, it’s Christmas time again!
Carols sung by candlelight
Herald happy holidays;
Red and green, the holly wreath
Invites our friends and family in.
Sparkling lights and tinsel shine,
Twisted round the tree’s rough boughs;
Merry children laugh and shout
And merry adults drink mulled wine.
So have yourself a starlit