Donnelly – Twelfth Month

Twelfth Month

Upside down houses
a sister for the moon
wrong side up cedars
a mirror for the loon.
Until the pond freezes

it cannot be too soon!

Skaters will assemble
blades sharpened twice
to carve Merry Christmas
above thick layers of ice:
while following the scent
of sugarplums and spice.

Previously published in the Brooklin Town Crier 2012

 

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