Poetry Sunday-Christmas Scenes



Christmas Scenes


I look upon the Christmas tree

And fade to childhood memories;


Of snowflakes, boots and mittens warm

Donned on frosty, biting morns.


Sleds dragged down snow-covered streets

To find fresh powder on hills replete.


Later home with frozen fingers and toes

Warmed before the fire with hot cocoa.


Smells of cookies permeate the house

As I stealthily sneak one as quiet as a mouse.


And all about tinsel and lights galore

Are sparkling hung from roofs and doors.


While I await, anticipating the scene

Of Santa and spectacular Christmas dreams,


I sing songs of joy and choruses of mirth

that herald in the day of His spectacular birth.



© Donna Donabella 2014


I am participating in The Personal Photo Challenge hosted by Donna@Cottage Days and Journeys.  This month’s challenge is called Christmas Scenes.   I wrote this poem on my way to see family for Thanksgiving.  I had not seen much of my family for a few years.  And on the plane ride, some lovely thoughts of Christmas were running through my brain.  So I hope you enjoy the poem that is filled with many of my childhood memories.


I am also joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.  Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.


xmas collage

I am also linking in with the I Heart Macro meme hosted by Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday, and with Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.  



Special Note:  These Christmas scenes were taken upon our return home once we did a bit of Christmas decorating.


All photos were taken on auto mode and first processed in iPhoto (so nothing fancy).  The collage was made in Fotor.com.  The tree images were further processed in PicMonkey.com to add some brilliance, snow, frost and stars.




I leave you with a bit of a sentiment about Christmas.  Feel free to download the photo and share.



All original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014.  Any reprints or use of content or photos is by permission only.

63 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Christmas Scenes”

  1. I love that warmth that goes deeper than fire and hot cocoa ~ Christmas to me is also about family gathering and celebrating His joyous birth ~

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my post ~ My father is slowly fading from this life and its something that I can’t fully accept even until now ~ I wish you comfort and healing for your own family ~

    Have a good weekend ~

  2. I really love the eye of the child in this Christmas poem… Somehow this is the way we should do it that way to get the most out of Christmas

  3. Your poem triggered childhood memories of my own, Donna. I, too, remember dragging sleds down the street to the hill that the neighborhood kids used for sledding (it was a golf course in the summer). We all went….without parents along (parents were not worried)…an afternoon of sledding & then home. I keep thinking that this would not happen today. It seems a different world. I like the progression of your poem & how at the end there is the true meaning of Christmas.

  4. How interesting that Freya Stark felt nostalgia for Christmas. She was such a trail blazer and a rejecter of convention that I am a bit surprised.
    Our Christmases are hot. Often very hot.
    And the wrapping paper and the cards continue to reflect northern hemisphere crispness. So your experiences are not mine, but spell Christmas time just the same…

  5. Lovely Christmas poem! Christmas is especially a magical time for the children.. Beautiful images and post. Enjoy your new week!

    1. Christmas is special because of children and those of us who have never quite grown up!! I consider myself quite a child especially around Christmas….glad you enjoyed the poem Eileen!

  6. What a wonderful poem to read for this time of year! Nothing like having memories brought back so sweetly 🙂 Such a joy to read your words today, Donna!!

  7. A nice poem and clever mosaic of the tree.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Donna.

    1. So many giant hugs to you my dear Jennifer…you wrapped my heart in your gift of such a joyous comment….I never thought of my poem as a gift, but it is, isn’t it!

  8. Hi Donna, I hope your time spent with family was good, your journey there was obviously joyous with anicipation to have written such a lovely poem.

    1. Well I am filled with joy at your wonderful compliment Donna…I think you may be right my friend….I need to put myself out there a bit more and this would be a great way to do it…thank you!

  9. Don’t we just love this time of the year, Donna! Well, I hope we all do! It’s the simplest of things that give me so much joy, and one of the best for me is the Christmas tree lights…because they’re so quiet. My kids laugh and remind me every year of how I always used to say that. But it’s true! 🙂 Thanks for adding your own light at this time of the year.

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