Wassailing we will go

Wassailing we will go

A Poem by Patricia Wedel

Sleigh bells Jingle as we ride in a
 
one horse open sleigh... 

where snow falls softly as a song.   

Children skating on frozen ponds  

where Swans would glide... 

in Summertime Operettes.  

A blessed world of Minuets and music 

17th century dance in three-quarters time... 
 
Wassailing we will go.  

© 2019 Patricia Wedel


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Gee
Good morning. Had to Google " wassailing" Once done brought back memories, happy long ago memories, of trying to scrounge money by knocking doors and Carol singing, this often fruitless and us sent packing with "clear off" ringing in our lugs.
Merry Christmas Patricia


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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Gee... sometimes we had to “Sing” for our “dinner” was an expression...
Merry C.. read more



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Quick and without breath, a promising piece, one to re-read again and again.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dear Thomas... I do like to run my thoughts like a Train in motion... without a "brake". I may acci.. read more
Wassailing . . . new word for me! Love it when someone challenges me with words! I love how your wassailing is reminiscent of, but does not reflect the typical winter/holiday festivities . . . especially when you point out how the frozen pond is where swans would glide . . . such a small observation brings a plethora of imagery surrounding how this pond has gone from swan to skates. A hidden comparison to other times . . . these are the little sparks that light up your writing! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

dearest Margie... winter is not over... and we may have snow before the Crocus show. I hope before .. read more
barleygirl

2 Weeks Ago

After me bragging about mild Cali winters, we've had a few frosty mornings, but still the warm after.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

Margie, a Summer is a winter turned upside down ... a smile is a frown where persimmons are sweet. .. read more
This just made me smile. The very presence of this enchanted world creates an image of utter peace. Blessings for you in this New Year, dear poet!

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Craig... today is Tuesday, January 7, 2020. We are having our first Snow of the Winter in Virg.. read more
Pat, toasting to good poetry and a happy new year. As you express in this poem, we have much to be thankful for, if only we look at the right things. Thank you for sharing this one.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Robert... a blending of the old and new sounds as we toast and wish for a more peaceful world w.. read more
I noticed that 'wassailing' has a double meaning and if the two meanings were combined, the singing portion (?) could end up way off key
Good Christmas cheering poem
Hope U R enjoying the season

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Dave... Wassailing began in England in the 1400's
and involved a "toast" to good health.. read more
"Bring us some figgy pudding and bring it out here! We won't go until we get some..." I remember the first time I heard that song and thought, oh my, but that's sort of a demanding attitude to take at Christmas. But many much stranger traditions exist I suppose. I don't think folks bother to carol anymore. They prefer to stay home and warm their feet on their own hearth. Great holiday verse... although my minuet is rather rusty.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Fabian... thanks for stopping by... I hope there will always be Toasts to our Good Health and a.. read more
a wassailing good time it is to read your open sleigh glide ;) and Great and Wondrous New Year to you my friend! enjoyed your uplifting straight forward smile in your poem :)
E.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Gene... it seems both of us were s bit tipsy on Christmas Cheer as you read my poem. I can .. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

:)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) !
Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

🔱 🏓🎹🏮🎭.....
A delightful sweet little poem for the festive season.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Dale ... thanks for stopping by... wishing you and yours a blessed New Year .
and new.. read more
My (very introverted) stepdaughter had recently attended a party with my granddaughter of whom is gregarious and will talk to anyone... LOL it is like watching a laurel and hardy skit when they interact in public! I bring this up because this party involved all of the kids (unbeknownst to my stepdaughter) caroling throughout the neighborhood. When the girls arrived back at my store after the party the little one was so exuberant talking about the songs and the people and cookies and mom with her unlit candle in hand was leaning against the wall mortified:? LOL some were made for wassailing and others withdrawal

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear bad bunny... your review is filed with Christmas
expressions and how they can differ wi.. read more
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Gee
Good morning. Had to Google " wassailing" Once done brought back memories, happy long ago memories, of trying to scrounge money by knocking doors and Carol singing, this often fruitless and us sent packing with "clear off" ringing in our lugs.
Merry Christmas Patricia


Posted 1 Month Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Gee... sometimes we had to “Sing” for our “dinner” was an expression...
Merry C.. read more

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