Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Prompt: Birds


The Beauty of Christmas Eve
by Laurie Kolp






Pitter-pat, pitter-pat
The rush of prancing steps
Resounds through the house
As giddy children dressed for bed
Prepare for Santa Claus  
A splay of homemade sugar cookies
Mouth-watering sand tarts
Placed lovingly before the fireplace

Outside, snow-covered evergreens
Decorate winter’s mural
Wet pine aroma amid burning cedar
Drifts through the frigid night air
Red splashes in white
A male and female cardinal
Sit majestically and wait
Their heads turned, eyes fixed
Upon the beauty of Christmas Eve

4 comments:

Patricia Cabrera said...

Oh Laurie, how lovely and gently your poetry are! Like the birds, the make me smile!!

Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving me such a kind note.*grin*
Merry Christmas!!!!!

Ellenelizabeth Cernek - Kashk said...

Love your beautiful description.

Ellenelizabeth Cernek - Kashk said...

I love your beautiful description.
Merry Christmas
Ellenelizabeth

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thank you for your kind words Patricia and Ellenelizabeth!