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Keep your face to the sunshine
and shadows will fall behind you. -- Walt Whitman

Christmas Week by Adrian McRobb

Christmas Week by Adrian McRobb

Heavier curtains from forgotten cupboards

As dials turn above the carbon limit

Ovens now employed as ‘salad-days’ end

Coats shrug bear-like in High streets

Multicoloured lights, paper, ribbon

And”would you like it gift wrapped?”

Diets now forgotten as temperatures plummet

Those happy few bask in coal light’s glow

Mulled wine pokered with cinnamon

Plum pudding and minced pies collected

As the feast draws near and presents wrapped

Church forestalls rising excitement

Reminding us of eternal truth

While white beard and red suits

Jingle in our imaginations with promise


The Linnets Wings