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Below is the poem entitled CHRISTMAS EVE which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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reindeer on the roof
crackling wood fire on the hearth
stirring memories

how magic the night
with all its mingled voices
for joy shed a tear

the tree – family
the lights – red, green, silver – bright
christmas child’s delight

the manger scene
with babe, simple animals
how warm, natural

head on a pillow
gazing up at the ceiling
a web of shadows

young thoughts go racing
mist – santa’s elves on the stairs
wishing time away

till it’s morning
those presents under the tree
eyelids grow heavy

before dropping off
this deep, jolly, ho, ho, ho!
Then to sleep


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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 5:08:00 AM
    The magic of Christmas eve is allmost better than Christmas day for kids Daver.You captured it so well here. Merry Christmas to you and yours .Anne

  1. Date: 12/16/2012 8:33:00 PM
    Fun write, Daver! This fondles memories of Christmas, as it touches the heart. "How magic the night"...happy faces shine like Christmas lights in the morning. Keep well, and thanks for sharing this with us!:) Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:12:00 PM
    Enjoyed your expressive writes here Daver.."

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 11:00:00 PM
    so you don't put up a tree at all? NOt even an artificial one? Our two cats used to sit beneath the tree, but they never jumped onto the branches, thank heavens.

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:09:00 PM
    daver, these were VERY enjoyable. I just love reading little poems like these. A few of them were quite haiku-ish, such as the one about head on pillow. Thanks for giving me some new poetry to read of yours!

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 11:11:00 AM
    Daver good set of haiku/senryu, 1,4,5, my favourites....David

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:16:00 AM
    nice haikus Daver xx

  1. Date: 12/6/2012 10:13:00 AM
    Ho, ho, ho, ho ..... many good suggestions for Christmas haiku ... I like them all Daver. - Well done. - Have a nice time before the Christmas comes. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)