SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA DECEMBER 24, 2023 – Bells in Joyful Chorus a Poem by author and poet Jo Elizabeth Pinto

SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA DECEMBER 24, 2023 – Bells in Joyful Chorus a Poem by author and poet Jo Elizabeth Pinto

Purple grapes hang from green vines which frame the upper half of the image. A translucent white banner provides the backdrop for a scripted font that reads "Holiday Extravaganza" at the top. Below, stylized white text reads "The Writer's Grapevine" with smaller vines under the lettering. Two stylized foxes dance playfully in the grass. On the left is a white fox, coiled in the air from a jump. It has a cream colored coat with a white belly, gray socks on all four feet, and a fluffy tail. On the right is a red fox, landing on its front feet, with back feet still in the sky. It has an orange-red coat with a white belly, fluffy tail, and gray socks on all feet.

SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

DECEMBER 24, 2023

Good morning, and Merry Christmas Eve to all from TTW Marketing Services, its staff and contributors.

We’re kicking off a week-long Holiday Extravaganza with a lovely poem, just perfect for a crisp winter Sunday Christmas Eve morning.

Read on to enjoy!

Make sure to visit often. There is much more to come.

Bells in Joyful Chorus

by Jo Elizabeth Pinto

The morning in the winter

Is like a ringing bell

With air as clear as crystal

And frost that casts a spell

Upon the leaves and fences

And every windowpane

While sunshine glitters sharply

In grand and distant reign.

The winter offers vigor

And lifts the spirits high

Like bells in joyful chorus

In the sparkling morning sky.

This poem appears in my volume of nature poetry, “Dancing with the Seasons: A Year in Simple Verse.” All of my books are available on Amazon in paperback and ebook formats. My novel and my two memoirs can also be purchased as audio versions.

Bio

Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970’s when federal laws allowed disabled students to be educated with their peers. She has two college degrees, and these days, she freelances as an editor and a braille proofreader.

Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband and their teenage daughter. Their family also includes Pinto’s guide dog Spreckles, a poodle/Maltese mix called Leo, and an aging family cat who answers to the name Sam-I-Am when he feels like it.

Visit Jo on her Website here.

Drop Jo Elizabeth Pinto a line at: jopinto@msn.com

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The cover shown here was taken from the Holiday Extravaganza December 2022 January 2023 Edition.

See it and read the magazine here.

2 Comments

  1. Jo Elizabeth Pinto Reply
    December 24, 2023

    I love the cover!

    1. Me too. I could see no reason to have a new one designed. I liked the poem. Perfect for this morning.

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