Saturday, December 28, 2013

Twelve days of Christmas

Things are settling finally.  It looks like the Christmas celebration which did not end up so Christmasy, may be extended a bit.  There are twelve days of Christmas, and it only begins on the 25th of December.

I am glad Christmas lasts
Twelve days.
This year
It means we may really get to it
Long about
New Year’s Eve,
When everything has settled down
The new year will arrive
With a lick and a promise,
Kick this year out the door.
But still
With six days left
Of the season
Which began in crisis.
Twelve days makes it long enough
To redeem itself
In the new year.
Who says we don’t know
We know Christmas,
The short and long of it.
Sometimes it finally arrives
On New Year’s Eve.

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