‘Tis The Season

Rice Park

When snow has fallen on the ground,

The winds carry songs on the breeze.

That’s when seasonal sights are found,

Ornaments and lights on the trees.

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The winds carry songs on the breeze,

As carolers sing Christmas tunes.

Ornaments and lights on the trees

Brighten holiday afternoons.

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As carolers sing Christmas tunes,

We understand those words uplift,

Brighten holiday afternoons,

Anxious shoppers seek the right gift.

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We understand those words uplift,

With pressures building in the lurch,

Anxious shoppers seek the right gift,

Set plans that include midnight church.

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With pressures building in the lurch,

Comes times when love should be outpoured.

Set plans that include midnight church,

Recalling the birth of ourLord.

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Comes times when love should be outpoured,

That’s when seasonal sights are found.

Recalling the birth of our Lord,

When snow has fallen on the ground.

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Author Notes

The season has both commercial and spiritual overtones, and love abounds in gifts and prayer.


This poem is an Pantoum.

A pantoum is a poem that is made up of quatrains. In a pantoum the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza are repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza. This one was written in Tetrameter (8 syllables per line).

The rhyme scheme is: A1B1A2B2 B1C1B2C2 C1D1C2D2 D1E1D2E2 E1F1E2F2 F1A2F2A1.


This picture was taken be the author himself at Rice Park, Downtown St. Paul, Minnesota in December 2012.

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