Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Death Before Christmas-a poem

CHRIST IN WINTER: Reflections on Faith from a Place of Winter for the Years of Winter… ©

The lady down the street
has died, two weeks before
Christmas. Her children
are clearing out her house.
They have thrown her Christmas
tree along the curb,
still green, but on its side,
in dirty snow, stripped
of its festive trimmings, ‘cept
for straggly tinsel, and one
small, missed ornament,
a smiling angel, peeking
low, through branches that will soon
turn brown.

John Robert McFarland

The “place of winter” mentioned in the title line is Iron Mountain, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where life is defined by winter even in the summer! [This phrase is explained in the post for March 20, 2014.]

I have also started an author blog, about writing, in preparation for the publication, by Black Opal Books, of my novel, VETS, in 2015.

I tweet as yooper1721.

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