Hi Everybody and Happy Holly Jolly Holidays to You!
This morning, I’ve got a treat for you from one of our newest members of the Writer’s Grapevine Community.
So, without further delay Here’s Sheri’s beautiful winter’s poem.
Snow On Trees
by Sheri Lindner
Overnight they become old men
bent over to less than half their height
heavy with the weight of the world
on their shoulders and backs.
I work loose
limbs that have been buried
before their time,
comb the heaviness
from their frost-shocked heads.
In my hands
for just this moment,
the secret of the fountain of youth
time turned back
wise old, cocky young saplings
proudly erect again
waving at God
their whole lives before them.
About the Author…
Sheri Lindner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, poet, and essayist, whose works have appeared in many print and online journals. She was awarded first place in the 2nd annual (2013) NCPLS poetry contest, and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. She is the author of Opening Eden’s Gate.
Guidelines for A Happy Holly Jolly Holiday!
If you want to join in, here’s how…
Between now and the 21ST of December send me your essays, short stories, poetry, recipes, or anything else of a holiday nature you can think of. Make sure to include a short bio 100 words or less, one website and if you wish an attached photo.
Offerings should come to me in an attached word doc unless we’ve a previous arrangement. Photos should come to me in either JPG or PNG file and the file should be titled to state what is in the photo.
Send your submissions to: patty.volunteer1
That’s patty dot volunteer 1 at gmail.com
I look forward to the privilege of sharing your Holly Jolly Holiday offerings soon.
Until next time, HAPPY HOLLY JOLLY HOLIDAYS!