The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I thought I would do a little something different today. I'd like to share a poem that my daughter wrote for her eighth-grade English class last week. The assignment was to write a poem using a given list of 14 words (timber, marmalade, cranberry, hoax, perspire, giveaway, ocean, horse, decibel, passion, anticipate, sensible, undercover, microscopic) on either Christmas, Hanukkah, winter, gifts, or snow. A challenge to be sure. Here is her poem:

Walking with Friends to a Bonfire
The frost is a dead
giveaway to the cold outside.
The hoax of winter:
the carpet of white looks
inviting, yet we pile on sensible
clothes to ward off
the chill. We walk with a
passion, anticipating our annual
tradition. A long
trek through an ocean of
white; this leads to a bonfire made
of fallen timbers.
Friends walk and talk,
collecting horse chestnuts that are
hiding, undercover,
in the snow. At last! The site
is reached! Decibel levels rise as the horse
chestnuts are roasted
over the logs. We perspire as the
flames, looking for all the world like orange
marmalade, dance around
the cranberry-red coals. When the
fire’s light begins to fade, we turn our toes toward
home. Microscopic lights twinkle
in the distance – how inviting they look! As
we return home, we are content and satisfied with our holiday tradition.

I hope that you, too, are content and satisfied with your holiday traditions. Merry Christmas!

Peace and goodwill to all,


Pam said...

A beautiful poem. Well done by your daughter for sure! A wonderful Christmas to you all!

Lisa Elton said...

Bravo to your sweet girl Emily she did a awesome job! The merriest of Christmas wishes to you and your family ~ holiday hugs!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! Emily that is so Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a great poem! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Marisa said...

Congrats to your daughter on a wonderful piece of writing. Huge Chrismtas hug to you! Enjoy the family time :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! What an outstanding poem! If I had read this without knowing who wrote it, I would have thought it was from a grown up. Like a real grown up grown-up. Tell J I LOVED it. It's really wonderful!

Merry Christmas to you all, Keaton family!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful poem. I do hope you had a Merry Christmas my friend. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations in the new Year.


Jessi Fogan said...

She has done an amazing job! My favourite? "looking for all the world like orange marmalade". That just brings to mind such an image!

That teacher is probably crazy (or hoping lots of the kids gave up) ;) What a list!

Tameko said...

Wonderful poem! Wishing you and yours many Blessings in the new year.

Auntie Em said...

Your daughter's poem is so festive and fun. Well done! That was quite a list of words to work into it. It would look great in a frame as a present for family next year! A real keepsake.