Red Berries on Holly Trees

Red Berries on Holly Trees

A Poem by Patricia Wedel
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Winter Birds rest on branches of my heart...

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Once upon a Midnight clear... I saw the light... 

A Star shone down through the Sky...  gathered 

in clusters of singing Carols where long ago 

there was a field where Shepherds watched 

their Sheep and Wise Men traveled from 

afar to bring Frankincense and Myrrh to place 

beneath a Manger where a new born King lay 

in the light of a Star... We sing Hallelujah and 

Silent Night as Mothers and Fathers remember 

the Holy Night... where Mother Mary gave birth 

to the new born King... we light our Candles and Pray... 

© 2020 Patricia Wedel


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Dear Pat. I am honoured to be your first caller. You remind us of the true meaning of Christmas by sharing a wonderful nativity scene. It is a time of year more than any to show goodwill towards our fellow earth travelers. Not forgetting our avian friends who give us so much joy and inspire wonderful metaphors for our poetry. There is a great deal of love in this poem. Such an uplifting read Pat. Thank you dearly.

Chris

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear darling Chris... it is a little past six am on the East Coast of the USA. Not certain of the t.. read more
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

The Sermon on the Mount and all the Poetry in the Psalms. gently, Pat
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

It is 11.30 am. I have just finished putting the baubles on our Christmas tree. You are an early ris.. read more



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.."Holy Night... where Mother Mary gave birth
to the new born King... we light our Candles and Pray.."
Oh what a precious photo you share with us dear Pat! Thank you for it and for this glorious, graceful faith-filled and poem of Christmas. Here in Florida I miss the little Winter birds so much, but you have brought them to me! We need this inspiration, especially now. Amen to your beautiful words my friend.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Annette... so lovely to find Joy in
memories of Pine tress with snow-covered branche.. read more
Happy, festive and decorative. You bring this Holiday alive in fanciful and honored ways. You make the reader enjoy , oh, boy. May your holiday be of good cheer, safe and one that heralds brighter future. Be blessed.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Sami.. with the hustle and bustle of Christmas ... I am overwhelmed .. However, it is 💕 l.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Months Ago

May it be so. You are welcome Pat.
This covers everything I love about the holidays! And your enthusiasm is off-the-charts thru-out, which I love. The nice thing about my old feeble mind is that I can't think of sixteen things at once anymore, so it's easy for me to stay focused on what a sacred meaningful time of year this is, without having the angst of current events creep in to spoil my enjoyment of it. That's what your poem feels like -- total joy immersion -- as if all that other crap didn't even exist. We need to learn to focus more on what matters & what excites, since the woes will always be there. This poem is a joy-fest! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Margie... we are eating Snickerdoodles with fresh Eight O’Clock
Coffee and stayin.. read more
you know Patricia I don't come here enough, that was a beautiful reminder what true Christmas is and as a Christian and a mother of grown children I am far from the commercial holiday and grateful for it and for your poetry HUGS and Happy Holidays

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Patricia... so lovely to read your tender review of the love of Mothers every where. The Sp.. read more
the world could certainly use some "goodwill toward men"----

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

Perhaps we will realize we are all vulnerable... how generosity and kindness could also Ripple acros.. read more
Geez, where did the real Christmas go?
Well, you brought it back for us here..." A Midnight clear" of commercialism, dollars trimming trees,
Halos of diamonds..." Credit cards under the star, and folks going bankrupt out spending each other.

You brought us back to the manger, shepherds...what it really is all about.
j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Jacob ... the Earth is full of Treasures... however, the Treasures of our Heart is by far wo.. read more
thank you for sharing your poetry on this momentous occasion .... I think you do it justice and reading inspires me to meditate on the birth of the Christ .. the Savior of mankind if we just choose .. your title is wonderful ... would not have expected quite the theme that follows .. but very appropriate says i .. and to your poem ... i say Amen .. and Amen! ;)
E.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Gene... Perhaps the Red Berries on the Holly Tree remind me of Christ’s blood at Communion.. read more
Einstein Noodle

4 Months Ago

oh yes .. that was Norma's favorite too
Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

So charming to know that Norma loves that Song also... She is surely an Angel with a Harp to play .... read more
I can see the nativity scene through your words, Pat. May you and your loved ones have a joyous holiday season and a very Merry Christmas. Lydi***

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

A blessed Season of Love and Caring... dear Lydia... May the Lights bring healing to young and old a.. read more
This is beautiful a Christmas poem fit our King

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dearest Cherrie... around are town, there are two Manger scenes where I could walk into the Scene an.. read more
A wonderful poem shared dear Pat. You took me to wonderful places and wonderful thoughts. I hope you are doing well and enjoying the days of Christmas.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

4 Months Ago

dear John... the lights and Spirits have come alive in our neighborhood.... where scenes are fun and.. read more
Coyote Poetry

4 Months Ago

Hello dear Pat and you are welcome.

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