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


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

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Thank you for your kind words Patricia and Ellenelizabeth!