Friday, December 8, 2017

Dark Tree

Dark Tree

We gather under that same dark tree,
Where we have gathered many times before,
Some of us sing, while others join in,
Happy dogs barking in harmony,
A Fall dampness in the air,
The smell of hot chocolate lingering there,
Chatting with friends old and new,
The choir sings without a care,
As if by the magic of anticipation,
Our tree bursts into sparkling lights,
White bulbs glowing in wild configuration,
Collectively we cheer, our laughter bright,
So begins the season, not too tardy?
Of togetherness, friendship, and more hot chocolate, please.

peter radley

The 26th annual Tompkins Square Park holiday tree lighting is Sunday from 4-5 p.m.


roguechef said...

Very brilliant poem that captures our shared experience

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Anonymous said...

That was a great poem. Thanks for sharing it here.

catherine marcuccio said...

Timeless warmth to memorialize the spirit of the season