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(sent in Christmas cards, 2012)


When out of the cold we come seeking a warm space,
It’s a wonderful warmth we find in the fireplace.
There, our fingers, near frozen, we hold out to thaw
Or turn and back to it, warming more than a paw. 

But as cozy as crackles in fireplaces are
There’s a warmness that beats it and beats it by far.
Why, look up above you while toasting your hand –
Side by side are the stockings of all your close clan. 

They’re there ‘cause they’re coming, and soon will be here;
It’s Christmas and loved ones are all drawing near.
And that is a warmth and a cheer off the chart
‘Cause it reaches inside us and heats up the heart.


photo by Robert Linder at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mJb0DGg/Christmas+Wreath

© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.


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