“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


advent night 18: the christmas rabbit hole

today i am the white rabbit,
i'm late, i'm late,
but into the christmas rabbit hole at last.

it is quite an enchanting fall.

there are dark chocolate santas with peppermint bellies
and stars frosted white with white sugar sprinkles.
there is a movie of india,
a song of autumn,
tangerines and pineapples
and the scent of green tea.
there are puppies all glittered,
and kittens all sleeping,
and heart shaped marshmallows
waiting for hot chocolate to be poured.
there are rolls of wrapping paper
and christmas cards yet to be addressed,
and ribbon unfurling into the darkness below me,
streams of white and sage and silver
tickling my toes as i tumble ever on.

there will be tea waiting at the end,
no matter how late i am,
in a blue china cup
on which tiny painted monkeys
scamper up tiny painted candy canes,
and christmas carols will sing me to sleep.

it is quite an enchanting fall.



  1. i want to tumble down that same rabbit hole, it sounds wonderful. better than wonderful. it sounds like magic.

  2. Love this post . . . a cup of tea makes everything alright. :0)

  3. is the scent of green tea from a hot cup of tea or what you washed your body in :)

    {i saw your note on facebook and now i want some, too}

  4. either way. i also love the scent of Lipton's. i like that slight bitterness. :)

  5. Enjoy the fall and the cup of tea after.

  6. oh the white :: sparkle and falling ..I am so there

  7. can I come with? your Christmas rabbit hole is even better than Alice's.

  8. So I am dying to know what the movie of India is. Do tell.

  9. What a whimsical glittery post....you have swung me right back into the magic of Christmas on this 11th of January. I suppose this is what happens when I go away for a while and fall behind...but I am loving the magic. I am quite happy to relive it all.

  10. relyn - i am so late, here at the end of january. the movie? the darjeeling limited. (is that the correct name? lol - it is too early this morning!) xoxo


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