Five gold rings
the choir of children sing:
it’s Christmas time again.
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat
the goose is getting fat
but not yet cooked, it seems.
I’m dreaming of a white ChristmasDay 9: Five gold rings — Sarah writes poems
but the snow no longer falls here
only the rain in floods
and devastation streams…
Thank you to Sarah for featuring my poem in her wonderful Christmas poetry advent calendar.
Sad, to witness raging floods instead of snowfall… 🙁
Sad, and worrying. Thank you!
👍 A clever compilation!
Thanks Hobbo: just doing my job of depressing everyone in time for Christmas!
Thank you for that! 😏
🤣🤣 It’ll take more than that to depress me. As long as I stay off that whisky, I’ll be fine.
Do me a favour and remind me where your festive sonnet announcement is?
Certainly! Sunday 19th 😊
where was the post? I can’t even remember the topic. I remember when I saw it originally I wasn’y very inspired but it decerves another look.
I thought I pinned it so it should be at the top of my blog!
you did, I have it.
👍 bah humbug poems welcome!
well it’s funny you should say that…
I’ve done one myself 🤣
Speak of the devil!
Do you read Luisa? She’s impressive.
Not yet but I will check it out, thank you!
A dose of reality among all the dreaming … I like how the poem reminds us of that.
I don’t do Christmas cheer, I’m afraid! 😊
Reality meets memory. Well done. (K)
Ingrid, this poem brings to mind an image of the emperor Nero fiddling while Rome burned, although that fire was probably set to rid the city of slums. The quotes in the poem are like baubles we are hanging on a Christmas tree as the snow we wish for has become a destructive flood. I do hope our “goose is not yet cooked.” with regard to climate change.
I will check out Sarah’s advent calendar. It sounds like a novel idea. Your poem is ingenious, and I love the photo. Take care, Ingrid! <3
Thank you Cheryl. I also hope our goose is not cooked!
A breath of fresh air and laughter with a great pic Ingrid!
oh my that feels like at the end lol.. I’m always a little bah humbug and How fun to be in Sarah’s advent calendar.
Thanks Cindy! I am trying to banish the Bah Humbug now: got the tree up🎄❤️
I’m trying too and without gifts I’m good to go.. lol. Oh good for you! Enjoy it!💖
That makes it easier 😅💕
for sure.. they missed their Tues deadline hahahah., turning into the Grinch.. hahaha🤣
A troublesome trend. 😟 Congratulations on being Day 9 in an advent calendar. 🎄
Thank you Michele 😊
That’s so nice! I love Christmas poems, you’ve done a great job!
I am glad you enjoyed it, thank you!