DECEMBER 25 2011 : Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we are here for something else besides ourselves. Eric Sevareid.

http://www.christmasmagazine.com/en/spirit/inspirations.asp

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Christmas morning
a yellow ribbon
of sun

by Alice Frampton

Christmas morning—
we wake up holding
each other’s hand

Lee Gurga from Fresh Scent (1998)

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/ethicalesq/christmas-season-haiku/

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CHRISTMAS.

(By Z. V. Webb.)

The leaves are rustling in the breeze

That whistles through the tall gum trees;

The wattles sway from side to side,

The timid rabbits run to hide;

And. as the sun comes o’er the hill,

The birds in gladness sweetly trill.

The kookaburra’s laugh rings out,

And drowns the river’s noisy bout;

Then on the morning air there comes

The sweet bush, music from the gums

As magpies carol blithe and gay

To usher in the Christmas Day.

The homestead and the hut are decked

In trails with starry blossoms flecked.

The great bush boughs are brought inside

To decorate the chimneys wide;

And o’er the door, in greenish-brown,

A native mistletoe hangs down.

Such bustle as the wand’rers come

To gather in the dear old home!

The buggy rattling to the gate

Is creaking with its happy freight;

And at the door the mother stands

With beaming face and outstretched hands.

And soon the-boys are mooching round

Delighting in each well-loved sound.

The old sow’s grunt, the hum of bees, 

The fantails cooing in the trees;

Whilst, -brown eyes showing all he feels,

Old Rover follows at their heels.

The girls are bustling to and fro

Each footstep light, each face aglow;

The turkey’s cooked, the pudding’s done;

There’s plenty here for everyone,

And glad hearts sing the sweet refrain:

"It’s Christmas and we’re home again. “

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37818596

ORIGINAL VERSE. (1924, December 25). Western Mail (Perth,)

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