No. 4 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 months II’ series

December comes and tradition
sees the tree go up tonight
Decorations hanging all around
‘most everywhere in sight

For us it sees a birthday
Holly’s twenty-five this year
and sharing it with Christmas
always brings us all good cheer

So here’s a berry-red reminder
at the last month’s curtain call
Another year to pass us by
Seasons greetings to you all


Mother Nature (5) – Holly

Celebrating nature over
seven vibrant days
Her hand of wonder covered
in seven different ways

Day five, eighth of December
and in nineteen ninety-three
Our youngest daughter born to us
and named (of course) Holly

So these berries, red of winter
bear her namesake with that glory
A Christmas baby always to
complete our family story


From 3 through 10 December, Jemverse has seven poems to celebrate Mother Nature’s hand – a different wonder every day. 

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