Reluctant Celebrant ( a poem of inspiration)

A crescent moon decorates the tree's top...
A crescent moon decorates the tree's top...
The tree awaits its decorations...
The tree awaits its decorations...
A red fox seeks shelter on a chilly night...
A red fox seeks shelter on a chilly night...
Furry creatures seeking shelter on a Christmas eve...
Furry creatures seeking shelter on a Christmas eve...
small birds seek food at winter
small birds seek food at winter
Brown deer seeks company...
Brown deer seeks company...


On a white carpeted plain, devoid of any color scheme,

Absent, there, a finite character,

Standing alone. a cedar tree, small and limbs all askew,

Erect, that as its positive factor.


A small snowshoe hare, hip-hops along the way,

Hides beneath a lowering limb,

While a lonesome crescent moon, awaits expectantly,

Hangs over the windy and snowy rim.


A busy raccoon tiptoes over the icy snow, determined,

Stops mid stride and beneath the cedar,

Startled by the bright moon's vibrant shape,

Squeeks, as if to salute the bunny there, its only greeter.


A hungry bird, a Cardinal, flits above the tree, then lands,

Perches lightly upon a greening branch.

Soon is joined there by a blue bird, to serenade,

An assembly gathering, attached, as if by chance.


A red fox scurries over the hill, joins in with brothering clan,

Sits upright, to ponder in the cold and starry light,

Adding a real color, to this ever growing band.

A decorative addition, natural, to this Christmas night.


Now, on that lonely hilltop, the cheerful cedar, to stand,

This special salute, a fond tribute, glimmers there so grand.

With furry creatures to keep the tree company, all together.

Nature's Christmas tree sweetly greeting Winter's weather.



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Christmas tree tops...
Christmas tree tops...

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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

Nature at its finest. Well done whonu. Nice artwork too.


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Ericdierker 11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

That is a very nice poem indeed. Funny but I felt the cold chill and a warmth within me at the same time. Thank you for this wonderful word picture.


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annart 11 months ago from SW England

What a charming idea! I love the way the creatures gather to 'decorate' the Christmas tree. It reminded me of what a mixture of things we hang on our trees - pure colour, sparkles and delights that the children (young and old) love. A poem full of Christmas spirit, whonu.

Ann


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

My thanks to Jodah, Eric and Annart for your special reviews and christmas spirits. whonu


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swalia 11 months ago

Beautiful use of imagery!


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bravewarrior 11 months ago from Central Florida

I love this, whonu. For some reason, Mary Poppins and Winnie the Pooh popped into my thoughts as I read this.

Merry Christmas!


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MsDora 11 months ago from The Caribbean

All the beautiful creatures contribute to the grandeur of the season. Thanks for bring them to our notice.


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

My thanks to bravewarrior and MsDora for your kind reviews and blessings on this fine December day. whonu


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m abdullah javed 11 months ago

Very interesting poem whonunuwho... You have made us realise what wonders have nature to make us wonder. Thanks for the lovely poem. Merry Christmas.


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you m abdullah javed for your kind review. Blessings. whonu


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Vellur 11 months ago from Dubai

Beautifully expressed great write. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


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gerimcclym 11 months ago from Colorado

So vivid and descriptive, and a celebration of all the nature around us every day which we often take for granted. May I ask if you drew/painted the pictures of the fox and squirrel? They are beautiful.


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so much my friend and a merry Christmas to you and yours. whonu


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you gerimcclym and yes are my paintings and photo. Blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend. whonu


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gerimcclym 11 months ago from Colorado

I suspected they were your paintings. Beautiful!


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aviannovice 11 months ago from Stillwater, OK

And may they all celebrate in peace and harmony, as Mother watches over them...

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