The twelth day of christmas is almost here
The decorations waiting to be put back in the box
Till the sound of sleigh bells in December
and the room looks like the elves had never visited
meanwhile the evergreens head for the sky
waiting for the springtime trim
and the return of their feathered friends
They say its still Christmas
there’s six weeks or so till lent
but i’m not wishing the season away
the winters not been spent
Salford, 20th December
A piece from write club (it may be the third of Jan – but thats when i wrote it)
The clockwork machine stopped working
Its stylus stopped writing on the paper
As ideas rose in the air like a hot air balloon
The engine wheels moving by minature mice
The cogs grinding away to keep the processes working
As cold air filled the room, frosty particle clung to every crevice and corner
holding each thought icily in its grasp
Signs thought the mice – somethings happening
which made the clockwork machine chime away
happy as can be – Santa’s landed on the office roof!
#FFFC #Christmas #Gingerbread
He escaped the initial onslaught of christmas day
Hiding in plain sight whilst watching the fondant animals
get chomped by all and sundry
now lying in marshmallow luxury
in his grand gingerbread palace
his life clock – short, much like himself
but he’ll enjoy his time till the hot chocolate gets brewed.
as you raided the tree
navigating all the pressies to get to your own, did you
take care to check the big red box
at the side of the tree ?
resides inside for you
even the family dog wants you to
see what’s inside
except – though its from santa – theres
no name on the tag….
though theres a pressie everyone will enjoy.
Stollen : created from Stock Art in Painnt,
Something seasonal served
traditionally in the festive time
of the twelve days of christmas
like mince pies – they’re filled with fruit, but
like christmas cake – there’s a layer of marzipan in
every icing sugared slice
naughty or nice ? a treat after the christmas dinner
The Lancashire Elf
A Christmas Tale for readers of the Inkwell
Happy Christmas Everybody! Inky.
Up there in Lapland,
where its Christmas all day a strange kind of elf, has decided to play
Santa’s perplexed, as he’s really quite tall
but the other elves round him are having a ball! When reaching up high, they call for his aid, and putting toys on high shelves, he’s made the grade
He’s good for woodturning and chopping down wood
and making new toys ? He’s really quite good. foreman found him in th’forest – and he said he’s for hire – he comes from a forest – called “Lanky – Shire”
The other elves love him, they think that he’s grand
as their big pal “lanky” gives everyone a hand and its not just toymaking skills that he’s got he’s cooking up dinner – he calls it “Hotpot”
And come Christmas eve when the elves they do pack,
“lanky” is there to fill Santa Claus’s sack This great big elf, makes every kid smile as he helps dear old Santa go the extra mile
Bauble Ornament in a real Christmas tree
Coming out each year
Happily brightening up the festive tree
Red and Blue Baubles lit up by the fairy lights
Its what makes the glitter twinkle you know
Soon , the children will be
Taking a look underneath the tree. but for now they’re
Making a moment of the decorations
And watching the lights bounce around the branches
Santa’s not going to miss this festive delight, that makes everybody smile
Christmas countdown starts today
Heaven looking down as the first candle on the
Resplendent wreath is lit
It’s four sundays till the
Special event, but on these days
There’s less focus on turkey and tinsel,
More the reason we celebrate the day
Advent calendars count down each day , that the
Salford, 28th November 2020
I’m not feeling particularly festive at present.
Its Dark and cold outside, as the last of November’s nights draw in
and yes, that means, the run to the festive season has already started
Tomorrow – is “Advent Sunday”, and i’m guessing the advent calendars will be on the walls of every kid in the neighbourhood.
Of course, things are slightly different with a health lockdown in place.
They’ll be lighting the first of the Advent candles at church, but we’ll all be watching from the safety of our computer screens.
I just hope, we’ll either see little blister and the nephews in and around the lifting of lockdown, or we’ll have a “Spring Christmas” when it’s safe to do so.
Perhaps , its the lack of Tinsel and a Tree in the Front Room that’s causing my spot of melancholy…..
<HEX> HEY! – I WANNA SEE THE HOGFATHER!!!!
* * * * *
(Seems my computer is getting in the Christmas spirit …..)
So looking back, How was your Christmas ?
Counting the savings from making the kids wait till Boxing day for their treat
Roast Chicken and less vegetables than usual
Of course, you can defend yourself by saying you’re “Economical” – but
Oranges are meant to be eaten, they’re not just a table decoration.
Got to admit, the mittens you wrapped up might be useful but
Expectation well exceeded reality