by Ann Sepino
How long was it ago when we first saw
This evergreen's first leaves among the bough
And hoped that with the seasons it would grow
Into the gorgeous majesty we know?
How often did we think to dress it red
And gold and blue upon its snowy bed
While fairy lights a-twinkle overhead
The paper snowmen strung on tinsel thread?
Above this living Christmas tree so tall
We place a sui generis crystal ball
Where it can glitter underneath the thrall
Of shining sun, mid-winter moon and all.
Hand in hand, we watch it sparkle there
As love and snowflakes dance upon the air
That hopefully reminds us how we dared
To make our vows outlast the seasons shared.
END Thank you for reading! This is dedicated to all the people I know who celebrate their wedding anniversaries on Christmas Eve. ❄️ Ann Sepino (annsepino.mystrikingly.com)