Sunday, 23 December 2018

Festive



I could not spot one festive tree
decked out and lit up bright,
no charming tales of nativity
as I would have liked;

and up and down the streets I looked -
just a worn out sort of guy
over a punctured tyre he stooped -
nothing merry or blithe.

But then I passed a clump of palms
and through it the wind sighed
‘look hard - they come in many forms
sometimes quite well disguised.’

Indeed the clouds above me moved,
reconfigured the light
and dumbstruck underneath I stood,
astonished-mystified.

And since that day I do not search
for festive trees and sights;
instead look at palms on the verge,
flat tyres, stooped men, roadsides.




Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 






12 comments:

  1. All aspects of the holidays are often where we look for them rather than where others may expect us to find them... if that makes any sense.

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  2. Hari OM
    wonderful words to expand the heart this festive season! Thank you Nila - hope you look forward to 2019 with brightness. YAM xx

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    1. Thank you, Yamini. Wish you a wonderful 2019 too.

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  3. Love your open eyes, heart and mind.
    I hope the holiday season and the new year bring you wonders.

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    1. My best wishes to you for the coming year. Thank you for being here through 2018.

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  4. Lovely poem! I enjoyed reading it. Wish you a very happy sunday and Happy Holidays! :)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for reading. Happy 2019! :)

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  5. How true! It's the teeny moments and peer around the corners that can get you. Ray's dad's in the hospital and they have a tree decked out in surgical gear. Someone has a sense of humor.
    Enjoy the season!

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    1. That's a real uniquely decked out tree - how nifty! Nevertheless, wishing Ray's Dad a quick recovery and out of hospital soonest.

      It's always the teeny tiny that grabs you first and deepest.

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  6. Have a wonderful holiday season!
    :snowflake: ❄️
    Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, happiness, and prosperity in the coming New Year. Thank you for your kindness and caring.

    Good metaphor in here. Nice work.

    - J

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    1. Thank you, J. Wishing you and yours all the joys of the season and a wonderful New Year.

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