Christmas in Edinburgh
A fat orange cat on a window ledge, watches
geese on the shore of Duddingston Loch.
Snow on the summit of Arthur's Seat
glistens in the light of the yellow moon.
A Christmas tree gifted by Norway
sparkles on the top of the Mound
where trees draped in white fairy lights
line the path to the ice-rink in Princes Street Gardens.
Children ride the big Ferris wheel,
adults drinking mulled wine
wander round the German market.
Silence of Snow
Blizzard uniqueness falling to earth
suspended in silence.
Myriad marvels melting in flight,
merging in crisp carpet whiteness.
Falling snow magical joy inspires dreams
of finding twin snowflakes like four leaf clovers.
After storm sky-blue highlights the landscape
as each unique snowflake loses itself
in pristine perfection of snow.
For Poetry Thursday. Both these poems have been posted on this blog before, though I have significantly rewritten Christmas in Edinburgh.
I'd like to wish Season's Greetings to all readers of this blog!