“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


christmas eve morning. silent night begins.

the year is fading away.
falling soft into the past,
into behind us, gone, adieu;
catching our kisses as we blow them its way.
este año de dolor, adios.

christmas eve morning and all is calm.

there are cocoa dusted dark chocolate almonds to be packaged,
kishu mandarin oranges y topo chicos in white cups,
ribbons to be tied,
one last gift to buy.
it is cold outside and filled with gray skies,
with a quiet rain, with the tiniest of raindrops.
christmas, she be coming,
and she be bearing gifts.

hold out your hands and catch them.
within the silence are songs of angels.



  1. yes. i hear them, in these words.

    catching our kisses as we blow them away, yes...

    merry christmas to you. hugs.

  2. So quietly perfect; words falling softly, like a light night snow.

  3. merry christmas, chicita. kiss it good-bye, this wild and difficult year. the healing continues. let's wear butter-soft moccasins into the new year and let our ways and steps be soft.


  4. Yet another nice combination of image and words. Thanks

  5. Yes, beautiful...
    Merry Christmas to you.

  6. Thanks for this reminder. I will open my arms wide to catch the gifts and listen to the songs of angels. May your Christmas Eve and Christmas day be filled with JOY and Laughter. Peace to you and skye the kittie.

  7. Merry Christmas and soft falling snow, EmmaTree.
    in fond regard, Tilda

  8. merry Christmas ..you are a gift in my life!!

  9. Lovely...
    Thanks for the gifts you bring my life.

  10. Christmas day has flown past, but I had to stop a moment and wish you all the joys of the season. May you be blessed and know it each day. Love you! ~ Relyn

  11. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.....that is so how i think of christmas, summed up perfectly in your words :) xx

  12. I want this to be my Christmas card next year. You can make that happen, right?

    Hope your holidays were glorious, and the coming year is filled with light and love.

  13. Soft and quiet.
    I feel, any words I put down here will upset the peace I feel in this moment.


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