Sunday, December 21, 2008



There is fairy music in the night
And a brush of wings in silvery light.

A big old moon with a wintry glow
Making glittery sparkles on the snow.

The big reindeer now fairly prances
He’s ready to fly while a vision dances.

So with a fanfare of horn, drum, and banjo
Santa lifts the reigns and laughs – Let’s go!

Into the dark and wild sky they race
Magically tricking time and space.

Around the world in just one night
Oh, wish I may and wish I might

See that old elf on his way
Across the heavens in his sleigh!

~ Christmas Blessings to All ~


Catvibe said...

And to you too K. I love the way you worked the banjo into the orchestra. Being here in Appalachia, you gotta have a banjo! Love the delightful Christmas joy, the sparkling light, and the mention of Santa Claus. My one 3/4 inch Santa is my one single Christmas decoration this year. (Of course he's there all year round too, but don't tell anyone).

Aine said...

Oh!! (clapping hands) This is delightful!

Merry Christmas, Kaye!

Sarah Hina said...

K, you made me believe!

This poem has a bouncing rhythm, almost like the words are enough to propel Santa on his way. :)

I'm going to read this one to my kids. You've really conjured that Christmas magic.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, K. I'm so glad we connected this year.

Vesper said...

Oh, I want to believe and I do believe! Your beautiful words made me feel and remember the magic of it all… Thank you! Merry Christmas, dear K., and all the best to you and your loved ones!

Karen said...

I do believe, I do believe! This is Christmas magic!

trooping with crows said...

My smile and tears could not be bigger! For this has captured the very spirit of every Christmas that I have ever spent with you, MOM! Thank you for all the incredible magic as a child! It lives within me, and I draw upon it, as it is now my turn to create that old magic for my own child.....
Merry Christmas from your daughter.

Julie said...

This poem is making me excited! I agree with Cat...LOVE the banjo!! That's really good how you worked it in there, and the lively rhythm makes me think of a banjo, too. This poem should be read in the town square!

Merry Christmas, K! Thanks for your friendship and for brightening up the world with your beautiful words.

blue possum said...

Oh WOW!!! I feel the sprit of Christmas now! What a wonderful magical poem! I will always beleive in Santa Claus and all the joy his spirit brings! Thanks for such a beautiful Christmas poem!

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Catvibe - you made me laugh - with your 3/4inch Santa! Merry Christmas, you crazy Cat! *?*

Aine - Thanks for that round of applause! I appreciate it. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family! :D

Sarah - Much appreciated. That is sweet - your reading it to the kids. *?* Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Vesper - I am happy that you felt the magic and I know you believe! Merry Christmas to you and you sweet family, dear Vesper.

Karen - So glad that we were able to re-connect. Now, that is what the spirit of Christmas is all about - LOVE. Merry Christmas to you and all the family! ;) And thanks!

Hi Merissa - I'll call you that now that the CROW is out of the bag. Thanks so much for helping me get my blog rolling - to you and the "others". Maybe they will all come out of their bags, too! You helped me stay with it by being so supportive and by allowing me to use your awesome artwork! Thanks, my darling.

Yes...our Christmases were and continue to be pure wonderment - I know you will always keep the magic alive for your angel - as you say, it is in you. Thanks for the beautiful words....Merry Christmas from your mom. See ya'll Christmas Day! <3

Julie - Ha Ha - I would love for it to be read in the Town Square. So appreciated! I am happy to have found you and your friendship, Julie. Merry Christmas to you and your family down south. :D

Blue Possum - Aren't you sweet? I am so happy that you will always believe in "Santy-Claus" - Thanks for your enthusiastic response. Merry Christmas, dear one! <3

joaquin carvel said...

i've had a hard time getting in any kind of spirit this year....but this is like a mouthful of warm gingerbread and sunlight on snow. thank you.

George said...

I like the magical quality, then ti's the season. Merry Christmas to you and your all.

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Oh, Joaquin - thank you so much! Glad I brought some cheer.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. *?*

George - I was hoping that the magic would shine through. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! ;)

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Kaye!!